Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
SCHAEFER, Vera L (RICHTER)79 Breese IL CarlyleUB 14 Dec 1994 Linda Holthaus 

Mrs. Henry F. "Jim" (Vera L.) Schaefer of Albers died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese on Friday, Dec. 9, 1994. She was 79 years old.

Born in Breese on Aug. 10, 1915, she was a daughter of Bernard J. and Elizabeth Boenhoff Richter. On Sept. 3, 1966, in Belleville, she married Henry F. "Jim" Schaefer, and he survives.

Other survivors include four step-sons, Joseph Schaefer of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Bernard Schaefer of Albers, Henry Schaefer of Atlanta, Mo., and Richard Schaefer of St. Louis; four step-daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Beer of Germantown, Marcella Schaefer of Abiline, Texas, Mrs. Ann Frey of Highland, and Mrs. Rita Thole of St. Rose; one nephew, Virgil Richter of Aviston; and nieces, Mrs. Leona Richter and Mrs. Valeria Ripperda, both of New Baden, Mrs. Florence Albers of Germantown, and Mrs. Ruth Schrage of St. Rose, whom she raised after the death of her brother and his wife; 21 step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Schaefer was a member of St. Bernard's Ladies Sodality and Albers American Legion Auxiliary.

She was a member of St. Bernard's Church in Albers where her funeral was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12. Rev. Leo Reinhardt officiated with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation was at the Hempen Funeral Home in Albers.


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