Marie Athelene (Shaffar) Warren, 91, of North Bend, Wash., formerly of Nebraska City, died Jan. 14, 2013 at Swedish Hospital in Issaquah, Wash.
She was the daughter of Roy and Ritta (Rookstool) Shaffar. She was born Feb. 6, 1921 in the Camp Creek area, rural Nebraska City, where she also spent her childhood years.
Marie married Hugh E. Warren on March 2, 1939 and lived most of her life in Nebraska City.
The last few years she resided in Washington State near her son Donald L. Warren and her daughter Cathy M. Anderson.
She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends for her deep faith. She was also known for her many artistic talents and her joy in maintaining her vegetable garden, strawberry patch and flower beds. She spent many years creating her cornhusk dolls and caricatures. Personalized orders went to many U.S. states and some foreign countries. She especially enjoyed displaying and demonstrating the art of making these dolls at Arbor Lodge during AppleJack Days.
Marie was preceded in death by infant brother Bobby, husband Hugh Warren, brother Ralph Shaffar, sister Grace Standsbury, and grandson Bryan David Anderson.
She is survived by brother George Shaffar of Omaha; son Donald L. Warren and wife Laura of Snohomish, Wash.; daughters Cathy M. Anderson (widow of David R. Anderson) of South Cle Elum, Wash., and Georgia A. Molkenthin and husband Gerald C. of Owatonna, Minn.; seven grandchildren: Lori Warren, Dana Every, Jeff Anderson, Julie Anderson, Michelle Fitzgerald, Sonjia Hill and Jerad Molkenthin; 13 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City Monday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. with her son-in-law, Gerald C. Molkenthin, officiating. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.
The family will greet friends from 10-11 a.m. Monday morning at the mortuary, one hour prior to the service.
Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements. Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.