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Thelma Shaffer

June 18, 1932 — February 11, 2020


Thelma Berniece Shaffer, 87, of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away February 11, 2020. She was born June 18, 1932 in Jasper, Missouri to Earl Morgan Fitchpatrick and Lenna Helen Quade Fitchpatrick. She graduated form Golden City High School in 1950. Thelma married Arthur Shaffer on February 23, 1951 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Thelma was a member of Jerome Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed puzzles, Chinese checkers, card games, and rumicube game. She was happiest when visiting and singing with family, canning together, cooking, birdwatching, especially hummingbirds, family holidays, and making homemade ice cream with her kids and grandkids.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Shaffer; siblings, Benjamin Fitchpatrick, Harriet Robertson, and Eva Louise Cavener.

She is survived by her two sons, Jerry (Janelle) Shaffer of Pullman, WA and Kenneth “Kenny” Shaffer of Twin Falls; two daughters, Jane Elliott of Buhl and Jean (Mike) Goodrich of Santa Clara, CA; 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; and siblings, Carroll (Louella) Fitchpatrick of Topeka, Kansas; Clifford (Nita) Fitchpatrick of Jasper, Missouri; Elene Fitchpatrick of Jasper, Missouri; Wanda Rector of Nevada, Missouri; and Delores Whitehead of Neosho, Missouri.

A viewing will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, February 21, 2020 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Farnsworth Mortuary with graveside service concluding at Jerome Cemetery.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Thelma’s memorial webpage at

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