Weldon Gene Shafer, 71, Spring Hill, Kansas passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas. Celebration of Life will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kansas (913 592-2244). Inurnment at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Gene was born on October 24, 1947 in Carthage, Missouri to Weldon and Audrey Delores (Bales) Shafer. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School. Gene served in the United States Army from 1967-1969. He married Anna Dougan in Olathe, Kansas on December 20, 1985. Gene was a truck driver for Taystee Bread, KCMO and McCorkendale Construction, Stilwell, Kansas. He was a member of the Teamster Union and American Legion Cole-Smith Post #350, Spring Hill, Kansas. Gene enjoyed fishing and working on cars in his garage. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Glenda Jo “Jody” Hudson. He is survived by his wife Anna of the home, daughter Ronda Langford of Shawnee, Kansas, son Michael Shafer and wife Kamin of Overland Park, Kansas, daughter Sarah Leandri of Spring Hill, Kansas, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.