Obit: Hoefferle Isadora Babb Shanks (1860 - 1940)

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----Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal, Feb. 1, 1940


MRS. JOSEPH HAEFERLY (HOEFFERLE) formerly Isadora Babb Shanks

Mrs. Joseph Haeferly (Hoefferle) of Eau Claire, a former resident of Stevens Point and mother of Forrest Shanks, 208 West Clark Street, who died Tuesday night at Sacred Heart Hospital at Eau Claire, was ill and a hospital patient for three weeks. She had been ailing for a year.

Mrs Haeferly, who was 79 years old, was born in Racine on October 28, 1860. Her maiden name was Isadora Babb. During her girlhood she moved to Greenwood with her parents. She was married there to David Shanks and continued to live at Greenwood until her husband death on February 9, 1931. After his death she came to Steven Point. She was later married here to John Roy, who died five years ago. Following the death of Mr. Roy she went to Eau Claire to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ray Ruth. A year later she was married to Mr. Haeferly and had since made her home at Eau Claire.

Surviving are her husband, three children, Forrest Shanks of Stevens Point, Mrs. Ruth of Eau Claire and Leonard Shanks of Ontonagon, Michigan, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Forrest Shanks and Mrs. Ruth were with their mother at the time of her death. Mrs. Shanks and two children, Grover and Elaine, left Wednesday night for Eau Claire where they will attend the funeral on Friday afternoon. Mrs. Otto Anderson of Stevens Point and Mrs. Hugh Meek of Wisconsin Rapids expect to attend the funeral. Note: Isadora Babb Shanks Roy Hoefferle was the daughter of Moses Babb and Louisa Pressy, early settlers of Greenwood, Wisconsin. She married David Shanks in Neillsville, Wisconsin on March 18, 1879.



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