Fern M. Schaffer
Fern M. Schaffer, 94, died June 1, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
She was born November 4, 1917 to John and Dora Herman Marx on the family farm in Beaver County, Oklahoma.  She attended Pleasant Valley School in the Oklahoma panhandle, a rural one-room school for grades 1-8. 
On November 17, 1947 she married Casper (Cap)Schaffer at Plains, Kansas. 
A longtime resident of Plains, Kansas, Fern was a cook at Plains Elementary School for 32 years, serving as head cook for 30 years.  Following her retirement in 1987, Fern remained an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church , and enjoyed working in her garden.  In 2007 she moved to Colorado Springs to be near family.
She was proceeded in death by her husband (Dec.6, 1974), four brothers, and three sisters.  She is survived by two sisters; Alma Griswold of Broomfield, Colorado, and Clara Marcotte of Hockley, Texas, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Vigil services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Plains.  Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the church.  Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, and from 6:00 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.  Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery, Plains.
In lieu of flowers the family would welcome memorials to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com