|Fern Elizabeth (Walker) Taffner|
Fern was of the Methodist faith and attended the Boston Methodist Church until it’s closing. For the last 25 years she enjoyed attending Anchor Fellowship in Nevada and Sheldon Baptist Church. She considered both to be church family. Fern was never hesitant about passing along her belief in her Lord Jesus Christ and always encouraging and reminding her family and friends with her familiar phrase, “Don’t forget to say your prayers.” Her prayers for all will be greatly missed. Her family was a source of great joy. She especially treasured the time spent with the great grandchildren.
Fern was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl Asey Taffner, and a son Lester Carl Taffner, her great-grand-daughter Hannah RoseMarie Lamb (in 2013), brothers Lester Carl ”Bud” and Gerald Dean Walker, a sister Katherine ”Kay” Faye McDonald and an infant sister Josephine Eleanor Walker and a special niece Deborah Fern Weinstein (McDonald).
She is survived by her son Jerry Taffner and wife Karen of Lamar, a daughter Peggy Jo Gilkey and husband Joe of Nevada, MO, a daughter-in -law Carolyn M. Taffner; grand children Jerod Lamb and wife Lisha Jo of Sheldon, Angie Schlichting and husband Matthew of Lamar and Joshua Lamb and wife Abbey of Sheldon and 9 great-grand-children; Logan Elizabeth, Bryce Aric, and Uric Asey Lamb; Aiden Daniel (A.D.) Ellifrits, Megan Olivia and Dalton Reid Schlichting and Zavery Thayne, Deborah Jolee and Mariam Elizabeth Lamb; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be Thursday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home, Lamar, MO, at 1:00 PM. There will be a visitation Wednesday from 6 to 7 PM,