Dana Ann (White) Shaeffer, 77, of Mountain View, Arkansas, passed away on January 27, 2019, at St. Vincent in Sherwood, Arkansas, surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Maxwell Area Community Center in Maxwell, Iowa, with a private family graveside service at 1:30 p.m. in the Peoria Cemetery of Maxwell.
Dana was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 11, 1941, to the late James Harper and Coral Arlee (Patterson) White. Dana obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Grand View College in Des Moines, IA; she then attended Drake University also in Des Moines, IA, to complete her graduate degree. She worked for many years as an art professor at Grand View College in Des Moines, IA. Dana loved teaching art so much she remarked it never felt like work to her. She was also an active member of First United Methodist Church, Art Guild, and the Ozark Folk Center. She will be greatly missed by all of her loving family and friends.
Dana is survived by one son, Harvey David Shaeffer of Neligh, Nebraska; one daughter, Leslie Klemme and husband David of Ankeny, Iowa; brothers Jerry White of Maxwell, Iowa, and Joe White of Iowa City, Iowa; one sister, Ona Siporin and husband Steve of Logan, Utah; brother-in-law, Kenton Viers of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; along with many extended family and friends.
Dana was preceded in death by her parents, James Harper and Coral Arlee (Patterson) White; sister, Mary Viers; former spouse Harvey Shaeffer; one sister-in-law, Kay White; and three nephews, James White, Dov Siporin, and Douglas Bork.
Local arrangements have been entrusted to Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada.