Mount Vernon News
  • Agnes F. Shifferly

  • May 30, 2010

MANSFIELD — Agnes F. “Mam-ma” Shifferly, 71, of Mansfield died Friday, May 28, 2010, at MedCentral Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1938, in Buchannon, W.Va., she was the daughter of Asa Webster and Minnie B. (Tenney) Zickefoose. Moving to Mansfield in 1953, Agnes worked as a nurse’s aide and security guard. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and arts and crafts. A five-time cancer survivor, Agnes was a great fighter with a strong will to live. Above all else, Mam-ma loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Naomi Shifferly and Nancy (Benjie) James, both of Mansfield; sons, James (Kelly) Shifferly of Delaware and Ralph Dean of Grafton; four grandchildren, Crystal, Jet, Amber and Chaz Shifferly; six great-grandchildren, Kahleel Butler, Kezariah Shifferly, Shameik Parker, Jamerrion Feagin, Jaiah Douglas and Khayla Elder; brother, Floyd (Alice) Zickefoose of Coshocton; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Maria Ward and MoTown.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin J. Shifferly; first husband, Ralph Dean Sr.; brothers, Melvin, Marvin, Glenn and Guy Zickefoose; and sisters, Margene Crawford, Gladys Umstead and Dorothy Davis.

Friends may call Tuesday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. William Cantleberry. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guest registry is available at



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