Shawn Gafford age 48 passed away on Wednesday October 17th at 5:30 AM after a long, hard fight with several illnesses. Shawn was a loving mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt and ultimately a friend to all of us. Shawn had a loving husband- Mel Gafford of 23 and a half years, and also had three children- Jarek (21), Melina (20), and Trey (19). Shawn was the daughter of Peggy Vincent and niece of Penny Pirkl. Shawn was a beautiful woman with an even more beautiful soul. She always knew how to put a smile on peoples faces and could light up any room. Shawn’s wishes were to be cremated and to have a celebration of life rather than a funeral. The celebration details will be released at a later date.