Ashley N. Shafer


Ashley N. Shafer, 24, of Oskaloosa died Tuesday, August 6, 2019. She was born August 29, 1994, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Terry and Coral (Utterback) Shafer. She attended Oskaloosa schools, after school she worked numerous jobs. Her most recent was housekeeping at the hotel.
She enjoyed music, reading, watching the sunset, and photography. She most importantly loved caring for and spending time with her four beautiful girls. She cherished the time spent with family and watching her girls grow and learn new things.
Her family includes her four daughters: Nevaeh Brewer, Nadalyn Brewer, Harper Brewer and Aneira Mackerl all of Oskaloosa; father: Terry Shafer of New Sharon; mother: Coral Shafer of Ottumwa; four brothers: Zane (Morgan) Bakalar of Eddyville, Trinity Shafer, Zachary Shafer of Oskaloosa, Aaron Shafer of Brooklyn; Maternal grandparents: Kevin (LuAnn) Utterback of Oskaloosa and Leona Gravitt of Oskaloosa; paternal grandparents: Ron Shafer Sr. of Oskaloosa and Connie Molenburg of New Sharon; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Ashley was preceded in death by a nephew, Cody Shafer.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 16, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, with Pastor Alvern Boetsma officiating. Ashley will be cremated following funeral services. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will open after 9:00 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be present at the funeral chapel from 5:00 p.m. until service time at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Aug 17, 2019
I had no idea and I can't wrap my head around this. She made me laugh so much. Gave me great advice and I will miss her laugh and her smile. Her and I eating candy bars after saying we needed the gym. You will forever be missed.
Mary Stein
Aug 15, 2019
My condolences to the FAMILY and to the to girls? My Thoughts and Prayers goes out to all the Families? GOD BLESS EVERYONE ONE?