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Obituary for Lynn Richard Shaffer

Lynn R. Shaffer M.D., 67
Dr. Lynn Richard Shaffer of Branson, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 in his home, surrounded by family and friends.
Lynn was born on February 12, 1952 in Springfield, Missouri to Harold and Evelyn (Shaulis) Shaffer. He graduated from Nixa High School in 1970, Drury College in 1974 and served as 2nd Lieutenant in the Missouri National Guard. He then went on to study medicine at the University of Missouri and finished his residency at Kansas University. On June 5, 1976, he married Christine Maryanne Saitta in Springfield, MO. After completing residency, the young family settled in Branson MO in 1982, where he began working as a physician. Lynn spent his 25 year career doing what he loved, practicing medicine, in the fields of family practice, OB-GYN, and gastroenterology. While he had many career achievements, he was most proud of serving as chief of staff for Skaggs Community Health Center and being named the AAFP Missouri Family Practitioner of the Year in 2000. In his free time, Lynn enjoyed spending time with his family, writing, fishing, flying airplanes, and improving his golf game.
Lynn is survived by his wife, Christine; three children, Christy Rainey, Casey Shaffer, and Richard Shaffer; and two brothers, Robert Shaffer and Gary Shaffer. He was also a proud “Pop Pop” to two grandchildren, Ella and Ben; and uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 708 MO Hwy 248, Branson, MO 65616. A private family burial will be held at Delaware Cemetery in Clever MO. The family requests memorial contributions to be made to Compassus Hospice or to the Free Medical Clinic of the Ozarks, in lieu of flowers.
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