Ruby "Jo" Shaffer

June 21, 1933October 31, 2018

Ruby JoAnn “Jo” Shaffer, 85, of Kersey, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at her home. She was born on June 21, 1933 in Brush, Colorado, the only child, to Joseph and Florence Shaffer. She was proud to be the first cesarean birth in Brush.

Jo lived in Brush until she was five and then lived in Englewood, Littleton and then Kersey. She was a part of the first class to graduate from Littleton High School. Jo was raised a Christian.

Jo worked for and retired from Texaco, in the oil industry, as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the Kersey Senior Center, the Kersey Tree and Museum Board and served on the board for the Centennial Village Heritage Days. She dressed in 1800 attire and helped as a tour guide. She taught the Kersey Seniors to line dance when she first came to Kersey. People recognized Jo as she faithfully walked her dogs around town and stopped and visited with anybody she could,

Jo was an avid Denver Bronco and a John Elway fan. She was raised next to the Centennial Race Track and was very proud of the fact that she mowed the lawn inside the track.

Jo is survived by her grandchildren, Jesse Shane Keith, Mariah (Richard) Hedges, Levi Shane (Debbie) Keith, Shilo Marie Keith and James William Keith; great-grandchildren, Addison, Alaina, Celeste, Marilyn and Morgan. She is also survived by her fur babies, Rocky and Bull.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Shane and Scott Keith and one grandson, Scott Joseph II.

Please join us on November 18th for an open house to celebrate Jo’s life and share memories. It will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kersey Community Church in the community center.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 18, 2018

Ruby "Jo" Shaffer

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Claudeen Carver

December 9, 2018

Ruby was such a kind loving person, I had only visited with her a few times but we got along wonderfully. She loved learning about the Bible and about Jehovah God's plan to restore earth back to a paradise and the resurrection of all those who have passed away. It will be a great joy to see her again in Paradise on earth.