Autumn Rose Shafer

Graveside services for Autumn Rose Shafer, daughter of Jason and Kelly Rawlings Shafer, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Jeff Barclay officiating.

Autumn was stillborn Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

A visitation will be held Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Survivors include her parents, Lawrence; two brothers, Jaden Rawlings and Dallas Shafer; two sisters, Jessica Church and Brianna Shafer; maternal grandparents Maryanna and Larry Rawlings, Lawrence; paternal grandparents Harry and Debbie Shafer, Lawrence; maternal great grandparents Evah and Dan Basel, Lawrence; paternal great grandparents Janet Mills, Lawrence, and the late Charlie Mills; two uncles, Shawn Rawlings and Christopher Shafer, both of Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Autumn Shafer Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From David Jumbo...

So sorry to hear about ur baby. Sending a prayers n blessing to u two in this tyme of need. Your friend, David Jumbo

From Denise Harris...

Jason and Family
I want you to remember that your all in my prayers. i wanted to be there but couldnt get a ride once in Lawrence. Autumn is our angel from up above watching down on all of us. Please stay in contact. Loves you all


From Jeff Barclay...

Jason and Kelli:
Your “family” at Christ Community Church loves you very much. We share your grief concerning Autumn Rose’s short life. You are experiencing the most difficult journey parents can take.

I think of King David. In talking about his deceased newborn baby, with tears of sadness and hope, he said, “My child cannot come to me, but someday I will go to him.”

At times like this we grieve, but as believers we grieve with hope. You will see Autumn Rose again.

It is a humbling honor to officiate at Autumn’s memorial service. We are praying that God’s peace and comfort be yours.

From Marion(Nartowicz)Anderson...

Jason,Kelly,Debbie & Family
I am so sorry for your loss. You’ve joined a club that nobody wants to belong to. I’d like to think you have your own personal angel. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time

From Joan Hahn...

I am so very saddened to hear of the death of you baby daughter Autumn. I don’t know you, but I know what you’re going through. Our daughter Grace was stillborn eight days before her due date in Sept. 2008. I would never wish this grief and sorrow on anyone. I don’t want to intrude on someone else’s grief and I hope you have a good community of support, but if you feel that it would be helpful to talk to someone who has been there, feel free to contact me at Right now the darkness is great and the pit is deep, but I can only tell you it does get better. Not today or tomorrow or next week, but the sun will shine again. I am so sorry your little girl left you to soon and I hope you will peace and comfort through the love and support of family and friends. Joan Hahn

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