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)