George Shafer

George H. Shafer, 81, of Carthage, died Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Flat Rock River Lodge in Rushville following an extended illness. He was born March 11, 1930 in Indianapolis, a son of the late Clarence L. and Mattie M. (Buckheister) Shafer.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 60 years, Shirley A. (Ferguson) Shafer of Carthage; three daughters, Pamela (husband, Ronald) Helms of Pimento, Peggy (husband, Wade) Beatty of Knightstown, and Penny (husband, Darrell) Weidner of Carthage; a granddaughter; three brothers, Jerry (wife, Kathy) Shafer of St. Louis, Mo., Eddie (wife, Pauletta) Shafer of Clarkesville, Tenn., Tony Shafer of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Maxine Shafer of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Beatty and two brothers, John Shafer and Michael Shafer.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel with Tim Basford officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 8465 Keystone Crossing Suite 235, Indianapolis, IN 46240, American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tribute Lockbox 3816, Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or the Knightstown Friends Church 214 E. Brown Street Knightstown, IN 46148. Online condolences may be expressed at