Cheryl Dawn (Rapp) Shafer

October 6, 1950 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 70)


Cheryl Dawn (Rapp) Shafer was born to Forrest Leon and Beverly (Wirick) Rapp on October 6, 1950 in Enid, Oklahoma, and departed from this life September 4, 2021.  Cheryl graduated with the class of 1968 from Wakita High School.  After graduation, she studied fashion design and merchandising at Bauder Fashion College in Arlington, Texas.  After completing her coursework, she worked at Lerner’s clothing store in Enid, Oklahoma. 

Cheryl married Larry Shafer on May 10, 1975 in the Wakita Methodist Church.  She spent years as a homemaker, bookkeeper, and helpmate to Larry on their family farm.  They were blessed with two daughters, Sharen Smith of Cushing, Oklahoma, and Sheila (Mark) Conrady of Wakita, Oklahoma.  After raising her daughters, Cheryl went on to work as a florist for The Flower Pot in Medford, Oklahoma. 

Cheryl was a faithful member of the Wakita Methodist Church. She was also active in the Cherryvale Grange and Oklahoma State Grange where she served as Secretary and First Lady. 

Cheryl was a loving grandmother, “Nana” to her grandchildren: Aidan Smith, Colton and Carlie Conrady. 

Cheryl will be greatly missed by Larry, her husband of 46 years; her children; her grandchildren; her father, Leon Rapp; siblings, Mary (Keith) Krehbiel, Leslie (Steve) Nutter, Rodney (Charlotte) Rapp, Lisa (Kevin) Ryan, Randall Rapp; sister of her heart, Lou (Roy) Weidner; her caregiver, Lori Bergman.  Many nieces and nephews will also mourn her passing.

Funeral service for Cheryl will be Monday, September 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Wakita United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at Wakita Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Medford.  Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.

Memorials can be made to the Wakita Methodist Church or Wakita United Methodist Women, the Grant County Historical Museum, or Oklahoma State Grange Youth Fund. 

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Funeral Service
September 13, 2021

2:00 PM
Wakita United Methodist Church
202 South Maple
Wakita, OK 73771

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