The Heroines

Mary Jane Clampitt Shafer

is honored with a Large Paver from Marylin Werschky.

Mary Jane Clampitt Shafer, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was born in Enid, Oklahoma on September 25, 1911. She attended Cathedral High School in Wichita, graduating in 1929.

After enrolling at Municipal University of Wichita, she became a member of Pi Kappa Psi sorority. Her senior year, Mary Jane was Honorary Colonel ROTC and a member of student council.

Her membership in Pi Kappa Psi brings back treasured memories of her college days. Some of the friendships made there have lasted over the years. She remembers the Pi Kappa Psi house was like a second home. There was always someone there to help with any problem or lend a sympathetic ear, when needed. There were hay rides in the fall, toboggans in the snow, pep rallies and bonfires and terrific sorority and fraternity dances at one of the "big" hotels. It was just a short walk to the "Bucket" where everybody gathered to just get a snack, look around and gossip. Mary Jane graduated from the College of Education, class of 1933.

In 1934, Mary Jane married Ed Shafer and moved to southern California. For 30 years, she and Ed raised cattle and owned and operated Cloverleaf Trout Lakes on their ranch in Calabassas. The Shafers were parents of three sons. Mary Jane was widowed in 1970. She has enjoyed six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Since making a move to Walla Walla, WA in 1968, Mary Jane has enjoyed golf, bridge and traveling. She has volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital for over 30 years and has participated in Heart Fund and Cancer Fund drives. Mary Jane is a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood. Mary Jane is a heroine to those who know and admire her.

August 31, 1998