November 7, 1940 - February 29, 2020
Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Elliott-Kisner-Shaffer-Smith-White, 79, of Barrackville, died Saturday, February 29, 2020. She was born on born November 7, 1940, in Fairmont, the youngest child of the late William Paul and Nellie Jeanette Huffman-Kisner-Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Vicky and Mary White; her companion, James “Gym” Patterson; stepdaughters, Stella Kay Smith-Groom, of Kansas, and Nancy and Patricia White, of Ohio; stepson, Michael George Shaffer, of Buckhannon; several step-grandchildren; and a beloved niece, Sherry Kay Heston. In addition to her parents, Bobbie was preceded in death by ex-husbands: George A (Buck) Shaffer, SSgt Richard Smith, and Daniel F White; daughter, Virginia Lea Shaffer; only grandchild, Bobby Jo Hanifan; and all of her siblings. In the heyday of CB radio, license #KRA5298, she was known as the Crochet Queen. Bobbie was an avid square dancer, graduating from Jack Bishop's class in Salina, KS. She was a member of the B&J Squares of Mojave, CA, and a member and officer of the Flying Squares at Edwards Air Force Base in California. As a member of The Almost Heaven Squares in Bridgeport, she acted as an Angel, dancing with either men or women as they learned to dance. She was also a member and an officer in the Y-Squares of Fairmont. She danced regularly with the Right-Hand Stars and Western Stars and danced and supported caller Ralph Newman and his wife, Mary. She was also a member of the round dance club Melody Seekers. Bobbie loved to cook, crochet, read, and spend time with her family. She also wrote poetry. Some of her poems were read at the recipients' funeral services. Family and friends are welcome to call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, on Monday from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., and on Tuesday, March 03, 2020, from 12 p.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Elliott-Kisner-Shaffer-Smith-White, 79, of Barrackville, died Saturday, February 29, 2020. She was born on born November 7, 1940, in Fairmont, the youngest child of the late William Paul and Nellie Jeanette... View Obituary & Service Information
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