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Jolene Shafer

Jolene Shafer

Jolene Shafer, 86, of Levelland and formerly of Olton, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, October 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Olton, with Pastor Kyle Brock officiating.
Interment will follow in the Olton Cemetery, under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors of Olton.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, October 14, at Ramage Funeral Directors.
Jolene was born December 8, 1934, in Olton, to Melvin and Edisy Lawson Wozencraft.
A proud graduate of Olton High School in 1953, Jolene married the love of her life, Freddie Bob Burgess, June 7, 1953.
She worked as a legal secretary for Andy Stroebel for over 30 years before retiring in 2011.
A member of the First United Methodist Church, Jolene made the best dish scrubbies that she donated to benefit the United Methodist Annual Bazaar.
She was an excellent seamstress and made her daughter’s wedding dresses and made many baby blankets for her grandchildren.
Jolene had a servants heart and she volunteered at Olton’s Sandcrawl Museum and for the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association.
She also served as the City of Olton’s Municipal Court Judge in the late 1970’s.
Jolene moved to Levelland in 2011, where she developed a passion for reading and keeping up with friends and family on Facebook.
A beloved mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Jolene will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Freddie Bob Burgess in 1977; sister, Nora Lee Robertson; brother, Kent Wozencraft; and sister-in-law, Kathy Hyman.
Survivors include her daughters: Sherry Rust and husband, Duane, of Levelland, Janice Griffin of Lubbock and Danette Burgess of Levelland; and brother, Max Wozencraft of Riverside, California.
She was blessed with five grandchildren: Michael Rust and wife, Ashley, Brandy Williamson and husband, Brian, Justin Griffin, Jared Rust and wife, Kortney and Dereck Burgess and wife, Sunnye; and seven great-grandchildren: Brianna, Gavin, Brylee, Stetson, Kinsley, Kaeson and Sterling.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 1087, Olton, Texas, 79064 or the Olton Cemetery Association, PO Box 1055, Olton, Texas, 79064.

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