Archive for Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Dorothy Zafer

April 4, 2001

Dorothy Zafer


Services for Dorothy (Spahr) Zafer, 89, Overland Park, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at First Congregational Church, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Robert Kasper officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Zafer, a former Tonganoxie resident, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Alterra Nursing Center in Overland Park.

She was born May 18, 1911, in Pawnee Rock, the daughter of Charles and Imogene (Hedrick) Spahr. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kansas.

Mrs. Zafer lived in Tonganoxie from 1946 to 1986. She taught English literature and Spanish at Easton High School, and was a funeral director with Quisenberry Funeral Home.

She was a 55-year member of First Congregational Church in Tonganoxie where she was a former Sunday school superintendent.

Mrs. Zafer was a past president of Chapter AT of P.E.O., and a member of the Unity Society of Practical Christianity and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death on May 28, 1982, by her first husband, C. Hervey. She married Shakoor A. Zafer in Overland Park on Aug. 8, 1986.

Survivors include her husband, Shakoor A. Zafer, Overland Park; a son, Calvin H. Quisenberry of Tonganoxie; four stepsons, Dr. Wasse Zafer, Overland Park, Dr. Yama Zafer, Lenexa, Khosrow Zafer, Overland Park, and Dr. Ghany Zafer of Memphis; two daughters, Patricia Johnson, Anchorage, Ala., and Dorothy Rosenberg, Gainsville, Texas; two brothers, Charles Spahr, Cleveland, Ohio, and William Spahr, Parker, Colo.; a sister, Marjorie Newhouse, Indepen-dence, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Congregational Church, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993 Tonganoxie, 66086.

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