Deloris Josephine Shaner

Birth Date: 
Monday, March 5, 1928
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

WOOSTER – Deloris Josephine Shaner, 91, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at West View Healthy Living.

Deloris was born in Eugene, OR, to Harry and Esther Kafvelstrom. She moved with her family to Twin Falls, Idaho, and then graduated from Twin Falls High School. She continued her education at the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon.

In 1946, she married Earl W. Shaner and they lived in Wooster, Ohio. She was a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader, and a 4-H Advisor in Wooster for many years. She also was an active member of The Wooster United Methodist Church for over fifty years, as well as, a past District Officer for the UMW. She was very active in the Bible Study Fellowship Organization, serving as a leader in the Wooster area.In addition to her volunteer positions, she enjoyed sewing, traveling, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

      Surviving is her son, William E. Shaner of Wooster, OH and daughters, Gennie (J.C.) Johnston of Wooster, OH, Harriet (William) Hickman of Glendale, AZ, and Sheryl (Timothy) Seitz of Clyde, OH.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Shaner in 2014, her parents, brother, Douglas Kafvelstrom, and grandson, Jason Hickman.

MEMORIAL SERVICE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Private inurnment of ashes will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

       In lieu of flowers, she has requested contribution be made to the Susan G. Komen Research Breast Cancer Foundation.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Memorial Contributions: 

Susan G. Komen Research Breast Cancer Foundation


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Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for your family. I have many good memories of your mother while growing up in the neighborhood and spending time at your home. Martha Boyens Bollinger and Jon Bollinger

Bill, Gennie and Harriet; Your mother was a very special person who was always upbeat and willing to help with anything. I remember her dedication to our Cub Scout group and putting up with all of us. When I was back in Wooster from time to time and attending church, she was always upbeat and glad to see me. She is with Earl again and now with God. God bless all of you.

Thinking of you on the loss of your loved one.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to take care of your mom. We had some good times with her. Your family is in west views thoughts and prayers!

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you our prayers for speedy healing from your sorrow.

Sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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