Mrs. Schaefer was a homemaker and worked at Schaefer’s Market with her husband for many years. She was a member of Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and volunteered at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Schaefer, whom she married on April 26, 1950, and who died on February 5, 2016; her parents, Frank and Clara, nee Frick, Hepp; three brothers, Roland (Edythe) Hepp, Eugene (Cecelia) Hepp, and Kenneth (Melba) Hepp; a sister, Mary Rita (Charles) Wuller; and three sisters-in-law, Florence Craig, Catherine Kassebaum, and Dolores Perro.
Surviving are three daughters and three sons, Mary (Randy) Virgin of Collinsville, IL, Anne Schaefer of Billings, MT, Philip (Judith) Schaefer of Swansea, IL, Andrew Schaefer of Belleville, IL, Christopher (Julie) Schaefer of Shiloh, IL, and Margaret “Peggy” Brown of Wyoming; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.