Thelma Lucille Shaffer1

#6050, b. 21 Dec 1911, d. 22 Feb 2008
Last Edited:9 Sep 2017
FatherHenry C. Schafer1 b. 15 Jun 1871, d. 23 Oct 1915
MotherMary Melissa Barnhisel1 b. 23 Feb 1880, d. 6 Feb 1969
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Valentine Berndheisell

Outline of Life Events:

BirthThelma Lucille Shaffer was born on 21 Dec 1911 at Howard Township, Howard County, IN.1
MarriageShe married Lonzo D. Meredith on 24 Jun 1934.2,3
ResidenceAt the time of her mother's death in 1969, Thelma Lucille Shaffer lived in Akron, Fulton County, IN.3
Death, InformantShe was the informant on the death certificate of her mother, Mary Melissa Wise, who died on 6 Feb 1969 at Woodlawn Hospital at Rochester, Fulton County, IN.4
Death, WidowShe was left a widow at age 83, when her husband, Lonzo D., died on 29 Dec 1994 at Akron, Fulton County, IN.5
DeathThelma Lucille Shaffer died at age 96 on 22 Feb 2008 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson, Madison County, IN.2
BurialShe was buried at Akron Cemetery in Akron, Fulton County, IN.2


  1. [S1812] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Online
  2. [S532] Phyllis M. McGurk. Fulton County Indiana Obituaries, The Rochester Sentinel, 2009.
  3. [S519] Jean C. Tombaugh and Wendell C. Tombaugh. Fulton County Indiana Obituaries, The Rochester Sentinel. Tombaugh House : 700 Pontiac Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538, 2002.
  4. [S1792] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Online
  5. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on