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Edward “Ned” Shafar

December 9, 2017





Life Sketch for Edward H. Shafar


Edward H. “Ned” Shafar, 88, died on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice-St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas.


Edward was born on June 30, 1929 in Rodman, Iowa to Fay and Naomi (Hedrick) Shafar. He was the youngest of twelve children.


Edward attended  Iowa schools and was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He served his country for eighteen months in Korea.


He married Delta Newberg on February 4, 1950 in Bedford, Iowa. They were active participants in the Square Dancing Circle 8 and loved being with their family. They were married for fifty four years prior to her death in 2004.


Edward was an owner and operator of a LeEd Tire. He had many interests and hobbies. He loved watching sports. He was a big fan of football, especially the Kansas City Chiefs; K.U. Basketball, and any sport his grandchildren participated. He collected metal toy tractors and metal lunch boxes. 


He loved his family and spending time with them.  The family would gather monthly to play cards, games and enjoy one another.  He was funny and  a good story teller.  He had nick names for most everyone and was an all around good man. He was a great father, grandfather and great grandfather.


He is survived by his children: Deanne (Terry) Warhurst, Renae (Bud) McLain, Lori (Randy) Hoffman, and Alaina (Dwight) Portlock; two sisters: Bette Priest and Mary Utsler; ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.


He was preceded in death by his wife: Delta Shafar; parents: Fay and Naomi Shafar; four brothers and five sisters.


A graveside committal service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 13th at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. There will not be a public visitation or viewing. 


A memorial has been established for Harry Hynnes Memorial Hospice of Newton and  the American Legion of Newton. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.





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