Oct 18, 1967---Apr 01, 2024

Lisa Shafer, age 56 of Stilwell, KS, entered into Heaven on April 1, 2024 surrounded by her family.  On October 18, 1967 a beautiful baby girl, Lisa Renee Claussen, was born to Hilton and Mary Claussen in Seneca, KS.

Lisa grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa with her mom raising her three children in the Catholic faith. Lisa graduated from St Albert’s High School in 1986.  From there, she attended Morningside College and Iowa State University where she met John and many close friends.  John and Lisa were married on September 24th, 1994, and together they built a beautiful life and beloved family with the blessing of 3 children. Throughout her life, she exemplified dedication, kindness, and grace with always a smile and a joyful laugh.

Lisa was the heart and soul of her family. Her unwavering love and support served as a guiding light to all who knew her. Her devotion to her husband, children, and extended family was unparalleled, and her presence brought warmth and comfort to those around her. She was a woman of great faith and trust in the Lord even in the most difficult times.

A woman of many talents, Lisa found joy in cooking and crafting, infusing love and creativity into every dish and scrapbook. Lisa's heart was genuine and she welcomed friends and family with open arms. Nothing was more important to Lisa than friends and family.  Most photos of her will be of her celebrating with them and talking and/or laughing during the picture.  

Lisa spent most of her work life in customer service where her caring heart served her and her customers very well.  

Lisa's legacy of love, compassion, and generosity will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Though she may no longer be with us in body, her spirit will continue to inspire and uplift us each day.

Lisa is survived by her loving husband, John and three devoted children: Drew (Faith), Lauren, and Ella, mother Mary, and her caring brothers and their families: Kevin (Dava) Claussen; Kurt (Cristen) Claussen and her nieces Kailey and Clarisse, nephews Kenneth, Nick (Margaret), Cory, Jonan, Dillon, and Benjamin. Lisa was preceded in death by her father Hilton Claussen of Omaha, NE 8/15/2023. She is mourned by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and extended family.

A Rosary will be prayed at 4:00 pm followed by visitation until 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS and Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 12 with luncheon served at Church of the Ascension Catholic Church, 9510 W 127th St, Overland Park, KS 66213. If you wish to send flowers, please send to Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street Lenexa, KS on Thursday, April 11th.

If you wish to make a charitable donation in memory of Lisa the family suggests the following donation options.  Please designate gifts in honor of Lisa to Kansas City Young Audiences will provide scholarships and supplies for local kids engaged in the arts. 

Kansas City Young Audiences 

Another option is towards the newly established annual Rebel Softball Scholarship in honor of Lisa Shafer. Find links below for either option.

Softball Scholarship


Steve Billings Apr 03, 2024

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

John and family, So sorry to hear this news. Praying for God's comfort and peace during this difficult time knowing Lisa is at peace now with her savior. Steve

Sherry Reilly Apr 03, 2024

Friend ,Bristol ,Virginia

What an amazing wonderful person Lisa is and having known her for over 20 years , my life will be changed by her passing. There never was a more kind, funny and dedicated woman like her. I still see her smile and hear her voice and I will treasure forever her memory and her family. God has a new angel, her wings were ready but our hearts were not. May you rest in eternal peace Lisa. Love you all , Sherry Reilly

Rhonda Kienast-Smith Apr 03, 2024

Cousin ,Poplar Bluff ,Missouri

Sending condolences and thoughts prayers your way. Many memories with Lisa growing up and she was very loving person.

Sandi Hinners Huster Apr 04, 2024

Friend ,Sac City ,Iowa

John and family, I am so sorry for your family’ s loss. Lisa was a wonderful lady. I remember her smile and her infectious laughter would light up any room she walked into! Lisa was a gem! My prayers are with you.

Krissy Wade Apr 04, 2024

Coach - we are so very sorry to hear this news. I know how much you loved her. Our family will be praying for your family.

Wendy Hall Apr 05, 2024

Friend ,Wilsonville ,Oregon

Lisa was such a fantastic person whose laughter and smile would brighten up a room. She will be missed by all who had the fortune of knowing her. Wishing your family peace and know thoughts are with you now and always!

Tina Heston Apr 24, 2024

Friend/coworker ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Lisa will be greatly missed by all of her Target Coworkers. She was always so sweet, had a smile for everyone. I was honored to crochet a barbie wedding dress for her son/DILs wedding, she gave me such joy with her love for my doll dresses. The world lost a wonderful lady.


Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia
Zip Code:
Apr 11, 2024
4:00 PM
Google Map:
Funeral Mass
Church of the Ascension
9510 West 127th Street
Overland Park
Zip Code:
Apr 12, 2024
10:00 AM
Google Map: