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Mrs. Bruna "Bea" Shaffer
  • Baseline United Methodist Church
    9617 Baseline Road
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • Bedford Chapter No. 471, Order of the Eastern Star
    21945 N. Bedford Road
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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“We are so sorry to hear aunt Bea went on to heaven. We both loved to hear her stories and loved her wisdom. We will truly miss Aunt Bea Hugs to the...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Donnie and Paula Pierce - MI

“Maurice, Beverly ,Please accept my deepest condolence at the loss of your mom. You and her will be in my prayers.Respectfully,Dr. Fedele ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Dr. Stephen Fedele - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear family of Bea, we want you to know how much your Mother andGrandmother meant to us.She was a good neighbor & friend. We will miss her.We...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Bill & Doris Anderson - MI

“I will miss you Aunt Bruna and our long talks about the old days and our family. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Karen DelMonico Gross - FL

“My deepest sympathy to the Shaffer family at this sad time. Bea has been my friend and neighbor for many years. I babysat her daughter, Suzy, in the...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Vera Grundemann - Battle Creek, MI


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Bruna "Bea" (Bruna Meacci) Shaffer, age 97, of Battle Creek, passed away on April 18, 2020, at NorthPointe Woods in Battle Creek. Bea was born on May 27, 1922 to Silvano and Natalina (Bonfanti) Meacci in Battle Creek.

She is survived by two sons, Maurice (Beverly) Shaffer of Ceresco, Dennis (Sandra) Shaffer of Battle Creek; one daughter, Burneta Sue Crawford of Scottsdale, AZ; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews. Bea was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years, Maurice M. Shaffer; sister Georgina Miller; adolescent brother, Giordano Meacci; and infant sister, Annunziata Meacci.

Bea grew up on Angel Street in Battle Creek where her family owned a grocery store. This is where she met her husband, Maurice. After marriage, she lived in several Michigan locations as well as in Florida prior to settling in Battle Creek. Bea worked at several area grocery stores including National Tea and the Big "D".

Bea attended Baseline Methodist Church. She was a Life Member of Bedford Chapter #471 Order of the Eastern Star. She will be remembered fondly for her delicious canned jams, jellies, pickles and her delicious pies which she lovingly shared with family and friends.

Due to recent government regulations, a private family service has been held and a public celebration of Bea's life will be held later in the year when it is safe to gather again. It is suggested that contributions in Bea's honor be made to Baseline Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #471, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Bea may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.