Bobbie Shafer

Sunday, November 26, 2006

THEBES, Ill. -- Bobbie B. Simpson Shafer, 69, of Thebes died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Shafer was born Sept. 24, 1937, at the Diswood community in Alexander County, Ill., daughter of the late Walter Thomas and Lena Hewitt Simpson.

Shafer ran Shafer General Store in Thebes for 23 years and served as mayor of Thebes for six years. She was employed by H&R Block Tax Services in Cape Girardeau for the last eight years.

Survivors include a son, Donald B. Shafer of Wickliffe, Ky.; a daughter, Cynthia Hickerson of Thebes; two sisters, Judy Simpson of Centralia, Ill. Mary Jo Jaco of Cottage Hills, Ill.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Don Henson officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thebes.