Ollie Mae Shaffner, 94, of Alvin, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019. She was born May 17, 1925, in Cuero to the late William L. and Leona White Hennesey. She married Eugene Howard Shaffner on November 27, 1951, in Houston. Although Ollie was born and raised in Cuero, she and Eugene moved to Alvin in the ‘60s where they would remain and become long-term residents. Ollie worked as a welder in the war plant during World War II. She was a loving housewife for 57 years as she and Eugene raised six children together. She also sang and recorded songs for her family and friends.  

She is survived by her daughters, Billie (Charlie) Brown of Nacogdoches, Tresa (Bobby) Ober of Alvin, Pamela (John) Matlock of Liverpool and Nita (Jimmy) Judge of Alvin; sons, Pat (Cindy) Shaffner of Manvel and Ray (Lori) Shaffner of Alvin; sister, Annie McElroy of Cuero; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Eugene; daughter, Loise Jean Shaffner; son-in-law, Jimmy Judge; her parents; sister, Lorena Cox; and brothers, Bill and Joe Hennesey. 

Visitation was held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Freund Funeral Home in Cuero. 

Funeral services began at 11:00 a.m. where Pastor Michael King officiated. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Stacy Harris, Austin Harris, Willy Pennington, Bradley Pennington, Earnie Matlock and Bubba Cox.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at: Freund Funeral Home, 361.275.2343. 

Arrangements under the direction of Freund Funeral Home.

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My thoughts are with Ollie’s family. I didn’t personally know her, but she sounds like she was a good committed person and I wish I could have known her. I hope the promise at Revelation 21:3,4 brings you comfort knowing that God will end death and we will see our loved ones in the future. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

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