Earl R. Shaffer, 81, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services will take place 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Dengel & Son Mortuary.

Family will meet with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at the mortuary.

Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Shaffer after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Williamsburg.

Earl was born June 9, 1936, in Williamsburg, Kansas, the son of Ralph R. and Lorene Oleva (Deay) Shaffer.

He was a resident at Winfield 48 years, moving in 1995 to Ottawa.

Survivors include his three brothers, twin brother Merl Shaffer of Ottawa, Ralph Shaffer of Williamsburg and Larry Shaffer of Williamsburg; two sisters, Janie Cheney of Great Bend and Nancy Tolson of Ottawa; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lorene Shaffer; and sister, Etta Marie Shaffer.

He worked in packaging and assembly with Coffey Osage Franklin Training Services.

Earl enjoyed country music, his best friend, Eli Huske, his roommates at Jamison House, and the entire staff and caregivers associated with COF Training Services.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Jamison House Group Home c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Earl’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com