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Edna L. Schafer

April 15, 1923 September 8, 2009
Edna L. Schafer
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PEORIA-Edna L. Schafer, 86, of Peoria, passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Christian Buehler Memorial Home. She was born on April 15, 1923 in Peoria to Edward and Margaret Hennebeck Sutter. She married Francis G. Schafer on October 23, 1948 in Peoria. He passed away on November 17, 1998 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Sutter. She is survived by two daughters, Christine (Michael) Clark of Glenwood, IL and Mary (Vernon) Patterson of Eldridge, IA; two sons, David (Susan) Schafer of Peoria and Thomas (Kathy) Schafer of Springfield, IL; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Tuerk and Rosemary Schlicksup both of Peoria. Edna was a Secretary to Bishop Schlarman for eight years and for the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, St. Thomas Women’s Guild, CWL and Catholic Women of Apostolate at Mt. Alverno. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at St. Thomas Church with Msgr. William A. Watson officiating. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Edna donated her body to medical science for scientific study. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Church Building Fund. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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