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Martha Agnes (Hammes) Shafer

February 12, 1924 ~ April 26, 2019 (age 95)

Martha Agnes Shafer, age 95, of Irish Hills, passed away April 26, 2019. Martha was born February 12, 1924 in Gary, Indiana the daughter of Charles and Clara Hammes. She graduated from Plymouth High School, Plymouth, Indiana.  In 1946 she married Donald Shafer and became a resident of Michigan.Throughout her life she was a bookkeeper for the family business and a head cook at Judson Collins Methodist Camp. She was a member of St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church where she cared for the altar linens. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and making hand sewn items such as baby booties, bibs and blankets that were donated to hospitals. Martha is survived by her sons, David (Diann) of Bremerton, Washington and Dale of Onsted; daughter, Donita of Galloway, Ohio; brother, Henry Hammes; sisters, Clara Kovacs and Sr. Carlita Hammes; grandchildren, Lauri Ellis, Jessica Shafer, Craig Shafer, Erin (Matthew Culver) Shafer and Melissa Shafer; 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents; 6 brothers; 2 sisters; 2 grandchildren and grandson in law, Josh Ellis. A mass of the Christian Burial will be 11:00 A. M. Wednesday, May 8, 2019  at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church, Brooklyn, Michigan with Fr. Bob Pienta as celebrant.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Shrine, Cemetery.  Visitation will be 10:00 A. M. at the church preceding the Mass. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Lenawee.

Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Lenawee
1903 Wolf Creek Hwy, Adrian MI 49221
Tel: 1-517-263-2323

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