EASTLAND – Lora Burleson Schafer passed away April 6, 2010, in Abilene, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, April 9 from 6 – 8 PM at the Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland. Services will be at the Eastland First United Methodist Church Saturday, April 10 at 10 AM with Rev. J. Bryan Patrick and Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will be at the Eastland Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Lora was born to Floyd and Ellen Adams Burleson on July 7, 1961. After her parents passed away, Lora was raised by her mother’s twin sister and her husband Helen and Pierre Kendrick in Cisco. Lora graduated from Cisco High School, and received her LVN from TSTC. She married Brian Schafer on December 29, 1990, in Eastland.
Lora was a devoted wife, mother, “nana,” daughter, nurse, co-worker, and friend. She touched many lives as home health care nurse with Girling.
Lora is survived by her husband Brian, her son and daughter-in-law Rodney and Gena McCormick, her daughter and son-in-law Crystal and Ronnie Harris, her grandson Kevin Harris (all of Eastland), her brother and sister-in-law Gale and Cindy Burleson of Cisco, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Pat and Jim Schafer of Eastland, and numerous nieces and nephews as well as former patients and friends. Lora was predeceased by and a brother Bruce Burleson, her parents, Helen and Pierre Kendrick, and a niece Lilly Hass.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or www.cancer.org.