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Virginia Schaffert

December 9, 1931 — May 13, 2019

Culbertson, NE

Virginia Lee (Huff) Schaffert, age 87, of Culbertson, NE passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, NE.

Virginia was born December 9, 1931 in Arapahoe, NE to parents Carl and Clara (Burke) Huff.  The family later moved to McCook where Virginia graduated from McCook High School with the Class of 1949. She went on to attend Kearney State College.

On January 1, 1951, Virginia married Gerald LaVern Schaffert in McCook and to this union two children were born, Gerry and Lesta.  The Schaffert family moved to Culbertson where they made their home until relocating back to McCook in 2013.  Virginia enjoyed a rewarding teaching career, having taught at both District 8 in Red Willow County and at Trenton Public Schools for many years.

Virginia and Gerry were active members of St. Alban’s Parish in McCook. Virginia loved her home state and never passed up the opportunity for a political discussion.  She had a great sense of humor and was always ready to share a favorite joke with others.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Gerald L. Schaffert in 2016.

Those left to celebrate her life include her children, Gerry “Craig” (Mike) Schaffert of San Francisco, CA and Lesta (Bruce) Zimmerman of Omaha, NE; grandsons, Andrew (Katie), Ryan (Rachel); and great granddaughters, Natalia, Isabel and Emelia; sister, Dorothy (Orin) Nobles; sister in law, Joyce (Rollie) Snuttjer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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Memorial Service

Monday, May 20, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. Alban's Episcopal Church

509 West 1st Street, McCook, NE 69001

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Private Family Inurnment

Memorial Park Cemetery

, McCook, NE 69001

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