May 14, 1923 ~ August 29, 2004

Mrs. Mary L. 'Shaffer' Stewart passed away Sunday, August 29, 2004, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, Farmington, at the age of 81 years, 3 months & 15 days. Mary was born May 14, 1923, in Reynolds County, MO., to Nelson & Addie 'Johnson' Shaffer. Also preceding in death were: her husband, James L. "Jim" Stewart (Oct. 4, 1996); 1 Sister & 2 Brothers. Mary was a longtime faithful member of Farmington 1st Baptist Church & enjoyed participating in the various ministries in the church. Survivors Include: 1 DAUGHTER - Miss Linda Stewart, of Farmington; 3 SONS: Jerry (& Judy) Stewart, of Farmington; Jay (& Charlotte) Stewart, of Fenton; Jim (& Marsha) Stewart, of Boonville. 6 GRANDCHILDREN: Doug (& Nichole) Stewart; Melanie (Mrs. Brandon) Houser; Jeremiah (& Brittany) Stewart; Jessica Stewart; Tyler & Allison Stewart. 1 GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER: Ellie Stewart. Visitation Tuesday, 5-9 p.m. Visitation resumes Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., & funeral Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., Sept. 1, 2004, at TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Dr. William C. Miller officiating. Interment following at Lesterville Memorial Cemetery - Lesterville, Missouri. Memorials to: * Farmington First Baptist Church Library &/or * The Ministerial Alliance Thrift Store.

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  1. Jay & Family My deepest condolences to you. You are in my thoughts & prayers. May God be with you.

  2. Melanie and family-My sincerest sympathies go out to you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Our condolences are with your entire family. Mary was a perfect example of living a Christian life. We will always remember her quick wit, her loving words and her good humor. She will truly be missed we are sure by her family, friends and he church. God Bless you all, Mike, Margie and Megan

  4. My condolences to you all. Sorry I can't be there. I have nursing school. My prayers are with you all. Aunt Mary was a very special person who will be missed by one and all.

  5. Jeff and I are so sad to hear about Mary passing away. She was my Sunday School teacher when I was at MAC (1980-1982) and I have such fond memories of our parties. She always listened to our problems and was so much fun to be around. She was a wonderful example to us. It has been many years since we had seen Mary and Jim but we wanted you to know that they are special to us and they made a big difference in our lives. Your family is in our prayers.

  6. We pray that God will clearly show you that He's holding you in the palm of His hand and will constantly remind you that He cares, He loves you & will always be right there with you. This is a tough time for you, but the very best of times for your Mom! How wonderful to know she's finally face to face with her Lord and Savior! We celebrate her life and legacy along with you.

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