Funeral services for Duane Harvey Sheaffer, 75, Perry, KS, will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Duane passed away at his home on May 30, 2012 surrounded by loved ones.
Duane was born on a farm near Dunlap, KS, the son of Frank and Margaret Sheaffer. He graduated from Dunlap Rural High School in 1954 where he excelled in sports.
He served in the U.S. Army in France and upon returning, he began a 35 year career at Hallmark Cards. He started in the Emporia plant and moved to the new facility in Lawrence in 1962, where he held various management positions.
He married Shirley England of Olpe on Aug. 4, 1959. They have 2 sons, Robert Sheaffer of Ottawa and Ron Sheaffer of Perry, and a daughter, Kay Sheaffer of Perry. Duane and Shirley also raised their niece Margaret Fowler of Lawrence. Their grandchildren include Sunny Hepner, Ryan Crain, Danelle Sheaffer, Tyler Sheaffer, Madison Wash, and Malcolm Elberson. Great-grandchildren are Skyy and Wyatt Hepner. Also surviving is his sister, Marilyn Farag, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Robert Sheaffer, and sister, Ruth Elberson.
In retirement Duane enjoyed restoring 1955 Crown Victoria’s, farming, and spending time with family and friends. He was a long time member of Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial. His wisdom, guidance, and love will be missed by all.
Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, and Monday, June 4, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials to your local food pantry, Jefferson County Hospice, Douglas County VNA, or charity of your choice.