Betty A. Shafer age 77, of Commerce, Okla. passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was born on March 13, 1936 in Picher, Okla. the daughter of William B. & Betty Jane (Wright) Osburn.

She was in united in marriage to Lawrence Shafer on March 20, 1954 in Commerce, Okla.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Commerce.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant sons, Gary & Stephen Shafer, two sisters, Virginia Gerhart and Ruby Osburn and one brother, Sam Osburn.

Betty is survived by her husband Lawrence of the home; a daughter, Sherry King and two sons, Larry & Danny Shafer both of Commerce, Okla. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Amanda Blair and her husband, Robert and two great-granddaughters, Kaylynn Blair and Hannah Blair, both of Commerce, Okla., one sister-in-law, Ina Chemela, of Miami, Okla., two brother-in-laws, Melvin Shafer and Bob Shafer and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Betty A. Shafer will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Howie Long, officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, in Commerce. Interment will be held in G.A.R. Cemetery, in Miami. Pallbearers will be Robert Blair, John Osburn, Bill Osburn, Rex Osburn, Eric Crafton and Trey Roberts. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas funeral Home, in Commerce.