Beulah "Boodie" Louise Laake Shafer of South Charleston died at Capitol Hospice, Arlington, Virginia, on December 27, 2007, after a battle with cancer.
She was a longtime member of Dunbar Church of the Nazarene, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and faithful friend. Her giving nature was admired by all who knew her.
Born in Charleston on September 12, 1926, she lived her entire life in the Kanawha Valley. She worked from age 14 and retired from Thomas Memorial Hospital as a devoted licensed practical nurse.
She is survived by her children, David and his wife, Sheri, and Gary Shafer; grandchildren, Wesley Shafer and Portia Carroll and her husband, Brian; great-grandchildren, Jacob and William Carroll; sisters, Ruth Queen, Betty Mallett and Maxine Laake; sister-in-law, Loretta Ferrell Laake; numerous nieces, including Connie Potter and Diana Andrews who provided special comfort and assistance during her illness; and nephews and friends who will cherish her memory.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Oma Withrow Laake; sisters Waneda Cobb and Faye Potter; brother, Franklin Randall Laake; daughter-in-law, Doris Landers Shafer and husband, George Wesley Shafer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, at Dunbar Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Patricia Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.