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Florence L. Schafer

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Florence L. Schafer

DIXON – Florence L. “Peggy” Schafer, 94, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at KSB Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She attended St. James Evangelical Congregational Church, and was residing at Liberty Court in Dixon.

She was born June 2, 1920, in rural Adel, Iowa, the daughter of John and Harriette (Stoner) Moore. She married Donald J. Schafer on Feb. 14, 1947, in St. Louis. She and her husband resided on a farm in the Ashton area until 1991, where she was a housewife and mother.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane (William) Irwin of Oregon and DeDe (Paul) Yenerich of Martinton; four grandchildren, Dawn Irwin of Mount Prospect, Kevin (Emily) Irwin of Normal, Michael (Laura) Yenerich of Rochelle, and David (Kim) Yenerich of Lafayette, Indiana; five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kaitlyn Yenerich, Noah and Callie Yenerich, and Delaney Irwin; a brother, John (Martha) Moore of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, her parents, and one brother, Robert (Katherine) Moore of Florida.

Fulfilling the wishes of the deceased, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Private graveside service and burial will take place at Ashton Cemetery with Pastor Robert Dunbar of St. James Evangelical Congregational Church officiating.

Arrangements were completed by Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home in Ashton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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