Wilma L. (Sell) Shafer, 89

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68 Years Together - Together Again

Wilma Lois (Sell) Shafer, 89, of Carrollton passed away Monday evening, Oct. 12, 2020, at Carroll Golden Age Retreat in Carrollton.

Born May 13, 1931, in Minerva, she was a daughter of the late John Chalmer and Icie Lowella Borland Sell.

Wilma was a 1950 graduate of Augusta High School, during which time she worked Isaly’s. It was while working at Isaly’s that she met Willard Shafer, whom she would be married to Sept. 15, 1950. 

Other jobs Wilma worked included Ashton’s 5&10, Big Plus and lastly TRW/PCC. When not working, she enjoyed the outdoors, camping, taking care of her gardens and flower beds and spending time with family. After retirement she and Willard enjoyed their winters for 20 years in Lake Wales, FL.

Wilma held memberships in the Red Hat Society and Carrollton Church of Christ Christian Disciples. 

She is survived by her son, Willard “Lee” Shafer Jr.; two grandsons, Jerry (Laura) Shafer and Darrell Shafer; five great grandchildren, Mikala, Kaden, Ellie, Emma and Erin Shafer; two brothers, Raymond Sell and Kenny (Naomi) Sell; and a sister, Ether Sell. 

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard L. Shafer Sr., July 20, 2018; three sisters, Viola (Fred Dowdell and Carl Easterday) Easterday, Edith (Johnny) Morvatz and Dolores (Gary) Wagner; an infant brother, Wilbur Sell; and a sister-in-law, Tilly Sell. 

Due to public health concerns there will be no public services. Private graveside services will be held at Westview Cemetery in Carrollton. 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the wonderful caregivers at the Golden Age Retreat. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Wilma’s name to the Carroll Golden Age Retreat 2202 Kensington Rd. NE, Carrollton, OH 44615, or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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