Julia Ann Shaffer, 72, died Sept. 26 at her home in Elmhurst. She was born to the late Chester and Ruth Shaffer on May 5, 1941, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. She grew up in Elmhurst in the Frank Lloyd Wright house on Kenilworth Avenue.
Julia lived in the downtown area of Elmhurst in her final years of life. She loved to eat at the restaurants that were in walking distance of her home. You could see her almost daily at Subway. She belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church and loved being part of the ladies groups and Paper Rollers. Her Bible was always close to her on her couch at home.
Julia loved all holidays. She would put up her decorations weeks before the holiday. She also was a huge Chicago sports fan. Her favorite team was the Chicago Bears. When there was a game on TV, she would be watching it and usually had on the team jersey.
Julia was a collector of a variety of things, including teapots, miniature figurines of birds and dogs, collectible dolls and much more. Her shelves and cabinets were full. She also loved to paint, and much of her work was on her walls.
There is so much more to Julia than can be put in these few words. She is greatly missed by all, especially her close friends Sandy Moore, Grayson and Carol Haller, and Julia Riley. Burial was Oct. 2 at Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst.