Shirley Ann Stauffer was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Milford, to Sterling Floyd and Florence Kathrine (Burkey) Hershberger and passed away Jan. 6, 2021, in Lincoln, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 13 days.
Shirley grew up in Milford where she attended school. On Aug. 8, 1956, she was united in marriage to Robert Stauffer at the Milford Mennonite Church and to this union, four children were born. Shirley was a homemaker and Avon representative for many years. She was a member of Beth-El Mennonite Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and Bible school teacher. She was active as a Stonecroft Women’s Bible study leader and opened her home for women’s Bible studies. Shirley also enjoyed gardening and flowers. She liked making floral arrangements and her favorite flowers were roses and hybrid lilies.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert, Seward; children and spouses, Rick and Wanda Stauffer, Lincoln, Mike and Sherry Stauffer, Seward, Kim and Kurt Stuart, Wahoo, Tami Coffey, Wahoo. Her grandchildren are Brett and Mary Stauffer, Jenna and Jason Richardson, Jared and Lacy Stauffer, Krista and Jon Burhoop, Cari and Josh Schoepf, Tyson and Lacey Wren, Nicole Janak (Nathan), Danielle and Nate Smith, Amber and Bryan Dutcher, Brook Stuart, Jordan and Alex Wambold, Darian Coffey, and Tianna Coffey. Her great-grandchildren are Hunter Stauffer, Ellowyn and Cohen Stauffer, Hayden and Brennan Burhoop, Atley and Evyana Schoepf, Briley and Brody Wren, Georgia Frommie, Shalee, Emersyn, and Avery Smith, Nora, Hattie, and Abraham Dutcher, Mason, Emilia, and Theo Wambold.
Shirley is survived by her sister, Sharon and Bill Stutzman; brothers, Ken Hershberger, Steve and Von Hershberger, Jerry and Paula Hershberger; sisters-in-law, Joyce Stutzman, Darlene and Ken Steckley, and Glennice Stauffer, along with many relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sterling and Florence Hershberger; parents-in-law, Sterling and Vietta Stauffer; sister-in-law, Fern Hershberger; brothers-in-law, Stan Stutzman and Gary Stauffer.
A private graveside service and interment was Jan. 19 at the Seward Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Stauffer family for future designations. Condolences may be left for the family at www.zabkafuneralhome.com.