Sunday, December 21, 2014



Fern Eunice Masheter, 85, Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kansas.

A celebration of life is set for 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Princeton Community Building, Princeton, Kansas. Cremation is planned.

Fern was born April 7, 1929, in Savonburg, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Edna Goff.

She graduated from Stark High School.

She married Leon Spence in 1947, residing in Chanute, Kansas. Of that union, three children born. They later divorced.

She married Charlie Masheter, of Richmond, Kansas, in 1960. Of that union, one child was born.

In 1976, they sold their farm and moved to Garnett, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Masheter; step-daughter, Janice James, Olathe, Kansas; and three great-grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Trowbridge, Wellsville, Kansas, Phyllis Mann, Williamsburg, Kansas, and Rhonda Weston, Warsaw, Missouri; one son, Steven Spence, New Strawn, Kansas; one step-daughter, Sandra Wichman, Spring Hill, Kansas; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, plus one due in July; seven great-great-grandchildren; four brothers; and 2 sisters.

Fern was a farm wife and always will be remembered for her delicious cooking and especially for her beautiful cake decorating, her love for family, fishing, taking bus tours and, most of all, the Goff Family Reunion.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Franklin County Diabetes Association, in care of Brenda Pfizenmaier, Ransom Memorial Hospital, 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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