The Richmond Register


January 31, 2014

Agnes Inez Richardson Shafer, 86


RICHMOND — Agnes Inez Richardson Shafer, 86, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the Telford Terrace nursing facility in Richmond.

Inez was born September 11, 1927, in Jamestown, N.C., to the late Bascom Lee and Elsie Mae Anthony Richardson. She was married to the late William Charles Shafer Sr. on September 21, 1947, and together they enjoyed many years.

Inez earned her master’s degree in the early 1980s from the University of Kentucky and was a devoted elementary teacher having taught at Stonewall Elementary School in Lexington for several years. She was very active in church and was a member of the Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church in Lexington, where she was a deacon and also served as chair of the Presbyterian Women.

Survivors include: her three sons, Brian Christopher Shafer (Mikal), William Charles Shafer Jr. (Karen) and Mark Eldon Shafer (Holly); four grandchildren, Brandon (Carly), Hannah, Sarah and Emily; two sisters, Fletta Mae Scripps,and Rachel Mayo.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her four brothers. 

A memorial service will be announced later.

The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.

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