Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
May 21, 2010
OBITUARY - LOIS MAXINE SCHAEFER
Lois Maxine SCHAEFER, 87, of Diagonal, died May 16, 2010, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at United Church of Diagonal. The Rev. Bruce GIESE and the Rev.
Eydie STEPHENS will officiate. Burial will be in Knowlton [Centenary] Cemetery northeast of Diagonal. Open visitation will be noon
to 8 p.m. with family present 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Arrangements were by Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr.
Services were conducted at the United Church of Diagonal on Thursday, May 20, 2010 with rev. Bruce GIESE and Rev. Eydie STEPHENS
officiating. Musicians were Judy NEWTON and Bert LOCKARD.
Casket bearers included Derald SCHAEFER, Jon SCHAEFER, Amy HERR,
Jennifer BELL, Bill SCHAEFER and Timothy SCHAEFER.
Honorary pallbearers were Melind EUBANKS, Julio GERtZE,
Carolyn SCHAEFER, Carmen SCHAEFER, Dana EVANS, Danette HOFFMAN, Wendy BAKER and Nick JANDREAU.
laid at rest in the Knowlton Cemetery, Diagonal
OBITUARY - LOIS MAXINE SCHAEFER
Lois Maxine (COLLIER) SCHAEFER was born the second of five children to Lela Maud (ALLENSWORTH) COLLIER and Roy Emery
COLLIER on November 11, 1922 at their homestead near Imogene IA. She graduated from Farragut High School in 1940. On
August 1, 1942 she was united in marriage to Lowell Raymond SCHAEFER in Rockport, Missouri. To this union five children
were born: Carl Raymond, Gerald Lee, Gwendolyn Kay, Kenneth Dale and Michael Dean.
Maxine & Lowell farmed near Ellston,
IA from 1950 to 1968 before moving to the farm southeast of Diagonal,IA in 1968. Maxine enjoyed all aspects of farm life.
Also, her love of working with her hands was reflected in the many creative keepsakes she knitted, crocheted and sewed to
share with her family and numerous friends. Planting the garden and working in her flower beds were important to Maxine,
but if anyone made an offer for a good game of croquet or a trip to the fishing pond she was always ready for the
challenge. Besides being a dedicated homemaker, Maxine enjoyed working at Mount Ayr Cap factory and had the opportunity
to teach a session of adult and continuing education crocheting and knitting classes at SWCC in Creston.
Maxine passed away Sunday, May 16th, 2010 after a lengthy illness, at Mt. Ayr Health Care Center.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; brothers: Wayne "Bud" COLLIER and Gary COLLIER; mother and father-in-law; Harold SCHAEFER and
Bernice (MADISON) SCHAEFER; sisters-in-law: Betty SCHAEFER, Alberta COLLIER, Shirley BRAATON; brothers-in-law: Eldon
RICKER, Lloyd GIBSON, nephews: David MAIN and Stuart MOTT and great nephew, Eric MOTT.
Survivors include her husband, Lowell SCHAEFER of Diagonal; children: Carl (Yvonne) SCHAEFER of Okeechobee, FL, Jerry
(Susan) SCHAEFER, Creston, Gwendolyn Kay (Don) JANDREAU of Washaugal, WA, Kenneth (Cathy) SCHAEFER of Diagonal, and
Michael (Karen) SCHAEFER of Maloy; grandchildren: Melinda (Robert) EUBANKS, Julio GERTZE, Carlyn SCHAEFER, Carmen
SCHAEFER, Derald (Brenda) SCHAEFER, Dana (Warren) EVANS, Danette (Richard) HOFFMAN, Wendy (Tony) BAKER, Nick (Kelly)
JANDREAU, Jon (Mindy) SCHAEFER, Amy HERR, Jennifer (Billy) BELL, Bill (Suzi) SCHAEFER, Timothy (Jennifer) SCHAEFER; 26
great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters: Hazel GIBSON of Mount Ayr and Doretta MAIN of Portland, OR;
sisters-in-law: Sarah COLLIER of Des Moines, Thressa (Don) WILLEY of Creston, Darlene RICKER of Mount Ayr;
step-mother-in-law; Irma SCHAEFER, brother-in-law; Bob SCHAEFER of Diagonal; half-brothers and sisters-in-law:
Robert (Geraldine) WALLAKER, Norman (Marie) SCHAEFER, Lowell (Lavonne) SCHAEFER, Dale (Janet) SCHAEFER, Robert BRAATON,
Harlon (Bonita) HOKANSON, Eugene (Barbara) GULLICKSON, Galen SCHAEFER, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and
Memorials are to Hospice of Central Iowa and the Leukemia Foundation.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2010
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