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Kathryn D. Shaffer

Cuba – Kathryn D. Shaffer, 89, of Cuba, passed away at 1:35 PM on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Graham Hospital. She was born on July 9, 1930 in Blyton, IL to Wesley and Jennie (Mason) Strode. She married George Shaffer on September 20, 1953 in Cuba, he preceded her in death on July 15, 1997.

Kathryn was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, David Shaffer on September 12, 1997, and three brothers, Delbert, Dwight, and Carroll Strode.

Surviving is one daughter, Anita (Ron) Ball of Cuba; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ben (Mary) Strode of Carlinville, IL and Phillip (Roweena) Strode of TX.

Kathryn worked as a nurse in the OB Department at Graham Hospital for 44 years. She was a charter member of Cuba Church of Nazarene and attended the Smithfield Church of Nazarene. Kathryn volunteered at the Fulton County Health Department after she retired. She loved working in the yard and gardening.

Services will be held at 2 PM on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL where a visitation will be from 1-2 PM. Pastor Dean Potts and Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will follow at Conner Cemetery in rural Cuba, IL. Memorials can be made to Graham Hospital OB Department. To view Kathryn’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Harry Walters

    Reply September 25, 2019 2:32 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  • Rich Howarter jr

    Reply September 25, 2019 3:27 pm

    Sorry for your loss .she was a great lady she also delivered me and my wife .and was the one got me to go to church. I will miss waving at her when she drove bye the house.

  • Rev. Layton & Dee Malone

    Reply September 25, 2019 3:32 pm

    Kathryn was a caring person and a good friend. She will be missed. Praying that the Lord will bless her family & friends in this time of loss.

  • Sandra Szpyrka

    Reply September 25, 2019 6:47 pm

    Anita….so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a great nurse and a wonderful mentor to me. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sandra Grzanich Szpyrka

  • joyce (Smith) Strode

    Reply September 25, 2019 8:06 pm

    Loved her very much , will miss her.She was a Sister i never had

  • Donna Eve

    Reply September 25, 2019 8:21 pm

    I loved her! She helped deliver my 1st and 2nd daughters! She could be tough but I always nice to me! Knew her family. So sorry!

  • Woodruff family

    Reply September 25, 2019 8:26 pm

    Sincerest condolences to you and your family. She will be missed by all . RIP Kathryn.

  • John W Newlun

    Reply September 26, 2019 5:04 am

    Anita, I am sorry for your mother’s passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jane Williams

    Reply September 26, 2019 8:23 am

    Anita and family I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Kathryn.

  • Cheryle Nebergall

    Reply September 26, 2019 2:12 pm

    Anita so sorry for your loss.

  • Trudy Trobaugh

    Reply September 26, 2019 5:01 pm

    Anita and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Kathryn was a great nurse and I was honored to know her and learn from her.🙏🏽❤️

  • Lori Ellsworth

    Reply September 28, 2019 12:32 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She helped deliver a lot of precious babies. I wonder if she even knew how many. She will be missed.

  • Don Southerd

    Reply September 28, 2019 5:04 pm

    Anita and family,
    Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family at this time.

  • Tina(Payne)Reed

    Reply October 1, 2019 9:04 am

    Anita & family… So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you & your family…May she rest in peace. God Bless

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