Kenneth A. Shafer, 88, the youngest of three children of Winsted Casterline Shafer and Clara Mae Coleman Shafer, was born Sept. 24, 1916, at Norwich, Kan. He died July 26, 2005, at Mountain View Health Care.He married Mabel O. Light in April 1934 at Summersville.Mr. Shafer was a farmer most of his life. He had dairy cows and raised hay and other crops.After the death of his wife in 1982, he retired. Along with family farming, he drove a dump truck for highway construction with his sons for many years.He married Opal House Nov. 8, 1984. She died April 10, 1990.In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Earnie in 1958 and Bernie in 1963; three stepsons, Jerome, Wayne and Bill House; a step-granddaughter and a step great-grandchild.Surviving are two sons, Edward Shafer and Harold Shafer of Summersville; a stepson, Don House of Summersville; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.Graveside services were July 29 at the Riley Cemetery with Paul Hamm officiating under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. “

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