Eva Klafehn

Obituary of Eva S. Klafehn

Eva (Shawver) Klafehn, age 79, of Albion, New York, passed away on August 28, 2019 following a long illness with cancer. She was born May 7, 1940 in Beavertown, PA, she was the daughter of Marlin and Virginia (Spacht) Shawver.

Eva was an extraordinary mother and grandmother. She never forgot a birthday or anniversary and always made holidays extra special. She gave her undivided attention and unconditional love to everyone. Her favorite hobby was quilting and she made quilts for every grandchild to cherish. She could sew, draw, and bake anything Eva also loved to read, garden, play games, and the New York Yankees, ladybugs and was famous for her organizational skills and making lists. She will be missed beyond words but the wisdom and love she gave will be with us always.

Eva was predeceased by her parents; her husbands, Richard Klafehn and James Czerkies, Sr.; her brothers, Donald Shawver, Randall Shawver, and Glen Shawver; her son, James Czerkies, Jr.; her step-grandson, Alex John Klafehn; her sisters-in-law, Marie Shawver and Carolyn Shawver.

Eva is survived by her sons, Ronald (Kathy) Reed, Scott (Mary) Reed, daughter, Deborah (Paul) Thurston, step-daughters, Laura Beehler (Matt Toole) and Barbara Czerkies (Jack Szyikowski); stepson, David (Diane) Klafehn; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Franklin (Shirley) Shawver, and Gerald Shawver; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave. Albion, NY 14411 on Friday, August 30th from 4:00-7:00pm. Eva’s funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00am at the Carlton United Methodist Church, 1196 Archbald Rd. Waterport, NY 14571. Interment will follow in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Memorials in Eva’s name can be made to Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489 Albion, NY 14411 or to the church.


Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 30, 2019
Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home - Albion
21 West Avenue
Albion, New York, United States
(585) 589-4471

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Carlton United Methodist Church
1196 Archbald Rd.
Waterport, New York, United States


12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Mt. Albion Cemetery
Rte. 31
Albion, New York, United States
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