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Norma Jean Shaffer

December 10, 1926 ~ December 30, 2018 (age 92)

NORMA JEAN SHAFFER, 92 of Humboldt, IL passed away at 8:55 P.M. on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Mattoon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL.   Rev. Brent Budd will officiate.   Burial will be in the Embarrass Cemetery in Redmon, IL.   Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the funeral home.   

Norma was born on December 10, 1926 in Isabel, IL.   She was a daughter of Albert and Nina Pearl Ritchy.   She married James Edward Shaffer on September 25, 1946 in Paris, IL.   He passed away in 1981.

Norma is survived by one daughter, Joyce Mast of Humboldt, IL; seven grandchildren, Travis Mast of Humboldt, IL, Clarence Mast and his wife Jennifer of Neoga, IL, Theresa Mast of Humboldt, IL, Troy Mast and his wife Justine of Bourbon, IL Tina Trujillo, Pam Stone and her husband Ken all of Albuquerque, NM and Gary Mast of Sullivan, IL; eleven great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Shaffer, her son-in-law, Clarence V. Mast, her father, Albert Ritchy, her mother, Nina Pearl Eaton and her brother, Albert Ritchy Jr.

Norma was affectionately known as GG.   She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, putting puzzles together and caring for her dog Patches.   Her greatest joy was spending time with all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchildren.   

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