Miriam Ruth Stern Shafer

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 1930
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Miriam Ruth Stern Shafer passed away peacefully on February 25th. Miriam was an incredibly devoted wife, a loving mother and a cherished grandmother.

Miriam was born on September 30th, 1930 in Belaire Ohio. She met her husband, Berman Shafer, at Ohio State University. She graduated from Hunter College in Manhattan when Berman was stationed in the Army in a teaching post. Berman and Miriam settled in Wooster Ohio, and were both very active in the community and members of Knesseth Israel Temple.

Miriam was an avid golfer and a great bridge player. But it was her family that was the center of her life. Her unconditional love for her family and steadfast loyalty to them were always a source of strength and support which will be forever missed.

Miriam was predeceased from her husband, Berman Shafer and her daughter, Dana Shafer, her brother, Herold Stern and her parents, Adolph and Anna Stern. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Perkins, granddaughter, Kailey Perkins, and her sister, Sylvia Selfman and niece, Naomi Selfman.

A short service will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12Noon in Wooster Cemetery with Cantor Beth Friedman-Romell officiating

Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

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

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com



A short service will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12Noon in Wooster Cemetery with Cantor Beth Friedman officiating


Dear Leslie and Kailey,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/grandmother.
We send you all of our love.

Leslie so sorry about your Mom kind lady

Leslie so sorry about your Mom kind lady

Dear Leslie...
When reading about the loss of your mother I could not help but remember our Sunday School days together many years ago. Your mother was always a beacon of beauty and strength during that time. I hope that memory of her shines a light forever.
My love to you and your Family...

Dear Leslie, You have my sympathy at the passing of your Mother. I lived next to you on Allendale, and was a babysitter for you all those years ago. Your Mother was a beautiful woman and even as a child I admired her. Her beauty, I'm sure, still lives in you.
Karen Keefe Kolbe

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