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Thelma M Schaefer

Thelma M. Schaefer, age 94 of Linn, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Linn Community Skilled Care.

Thelma was born July 4, 1920, in Linn, a daughter to the late Luster and Pearl (Mantle) Hicks.

Thelma was a 1938 graduate of Linn High School.

On May 15, 1943, she was united in marriage to Paul Martin Schaefer at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. He preceded her in death on January 29, 1962.

Thelma was employed at Vogel Insurance Company for five years and then went to work for Missouri Power and Light Company from 1962 until her retirement in 1984.

Thelma was a very devoted member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn. She was a very sweet, proper and classy woman. She enjoyed growing flowers especially tulips, reading the newspaper, traveling to Europe, quilting, baking her famous chocolate chip cookies and her German chocolate cake.

Thelma loved being around her family especially her grandchildren. They were the sparkly in her eyes.

Thelma is survived by: her daughter, Linda Troesser of Linn; grandchildren, Tanya Monnig and her husband Lonnie, Angie Klebba and her husband Roy, William Troesser, Thomas Troesser and his wife Melissa, Jody Troesser and her husband Kevin, Doug Schaefer and his wife Jessi, Cody Schaefer and Kelsey Schaefer; great grandchildren, Maghan and Lindsey Monnig, Ben and Abby Klebba, Lydia Troesser, Rylea, Austin, and Emma Troesser, Cameron and Cooper Schaefer; four sister-in-laws, Velma Hicks and Catherine Perry both of Jefferson City, Viola Schaefer of Union and Darlene Schaefer of Linn and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and spouse of eighteen years, Thelma is preceded in death by her son, Larry Schaefer and a brother, Ray Hicks.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. Daniel Merz as the Celebrant.

Interment will follow in the St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)

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Linda, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was such a sweet, sweet lady. Many of my childhood memories include visiting with her on summer evenings when we were at Grandma Flanagan's house working in the garden. My prayers are with you and your entire family. God bless, Janet

Janet Flanagan Hagedorn Mar 6 2015 12:00 AM

Tanya, Deepest Sympathies on the passing of someone so important in your life. What Mom Took Most often when we think of Mom, we think of what she's given The softness of a loving touch, a gentle guide for living, A nightly tip toe in a room, an understanding look But sometimes when I think of Mom I think of what she took. She took a child and taught it how to live this life with pride. She took those kindergarten tears and kept them inside. She took the hands that longed to hold her child and not let go, Used them to push her child along the way, to thrive and grow. She took time to do some other things, like sew and clean and cook, And never thought to ask for thanks, for all the things she took.

Beth Standiford Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

May the Lord Welcome one of his finest Angels back home. A Fine Lady and a Good Neighbor. Rest in Peace.

James L. Otto Mar 1 2015 12:00 AM

Herbert and Sharon Otto Mar 1 2015 12:00 AM

She was a very sweet, proper and classy woman. This was a very accurate description of Mrs. Schaefer. I met her in January 1965 and have held her in high esteem ever since. She was someone to look up to, and I did. She will be at peace now. Linda, you and the entire family, have my sympathy.

Teddy Kremer Feb 28 2015 12:00 AM

Another very sweet lady is resting in heaven. My deepest sympathy.

Debra Hausmann Feb 28 2015 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt sincere sympathy Linda and family - May the eternal light shine upon her and may she rest in peace. God Bless.

Jim and Yvonne Hoerschgen Feb 28 2015 12:00 AM

Really great lady! Sorry to hear of her passing!

Carolyn Hurley Block Feb 28 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy, Thelma was a wonderful person. Our prayers to all of the family.

Elizabeth Muenks Feb 28 2015 12:00 AM

Linda & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thelma was always such a sweet lady and always had a big smile and hello for you. Definately a one of a kind. If you need anything don't hesitate to call 897-3116. God Bless and be with you at this time.

Rhonda Phillips Feb 28 2015 12:00 AM

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