Jan Birdsley, 67, of Falls City, Nebraska, died Tuesday morning, September 17, 2019, at Falls City Care Center where she had been a resident a short time.
Jan was born at St. Joseph, MO, October 5, 1951, one of three children born to Floyd and Illa Sailors Shaffer. She grew up in Falls City, Kansas City, and Dawson where she attended schools prior to graduating from Falls City High School. Jan was not afraid of working: worked at Falls City Care for 11 years, and worked as a telemarketer for a time. Jan worked 20 years in Home Health Care in Falls City and was the Hospice Coordinator for a number of years. She also delivered the Omaha World-Herald in the Falls City area for several years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family. Her favorite saying, “Don’t sweat the small things.”
She was married to Ralph Birdsley on July 14, 1975. He died on September 12, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Jeff Shaffer.
Survivors include a daughter Megan Grogg (Gerald Jr.) of Horton, a brother Jim Shaffer, and three grandchildren: Keeleigh, John, and Maleigha Curless.
Private service to be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be sent to Chapel Oaks Funeral Home 124 S 7t St., Hiawatha 66434, to help with expenses.
A special message may be sent to the family at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com