Shirley Ann Schaffer was born June 26, 1928 in Mitchell to Nels and Lura (Wilcox) Goodbla. They resided in Rapid City for 14 years before returning to Mitchell. She attended school in Rapid City and Mitchell. On October 15, 1949 she married Edward Schaffer. Due to poor health she moved to Avera Brady Health and Rehab in 1999. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary and life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, her sister, Nelda Sweeney and brother-in-law, Kenneth Sweeney.