Mary Sue “Susie” Shaffer (67) of Newton


Published on April 13 2019 8:51 am

Mary Sue “Susie” Shaffer, age 67, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 6:12 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, surrounded by the love of her family.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton with services celebrating Susie's life to be held at 7 p.m. with Rick Britton officiating. In loving memory of Susie, memorials can be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 333, Newton, Illinois 62448. In memory of Susie's victory, the family will wear pink to honor her during the services. The family welcomes you to wear pink in memory of Susie. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left by clicking here.

Susie was born January 26, 1952 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Ottis Hill. She married Ted L. Shaffer September 2, 1972 in Sherwood and he survives. Susie had a love for animals growing up and this continued during the fun years of raising her kids on the family farm. She also loved the color pink which she wore proudly after battling and conquering her fight with breast cancer.

Susie is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ted L. Shaffer of Newton; children, Jackie Shaffer of Davenport, Iowa, Mindy (Karl) Koenig of Winter Garden, Florida, Teddy L. Shaffer Jr. (Jesse Parr) of Henderson, Texas and Ashley Shaffer of Swansea; seven grandhchildren, Lekye Shaffer, MaKayla Koenig, Cole Shaffer, Jaetis Shaffer, Zach Koenig, Steven Shaffer and Hartley Shaffer; siblings, Donald (Barbara) Hill of Little Rock, Arkansas, Richard (Wyvone) Hill of Wichita, Kansas and Brenda Jean HIll.

Susie was preceded in death by her father and her beloved dog, Marley.