Glasgow resident, Pauline Schafer, passed away at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Feb. 21, 2018. She was 93 years of age.
Pauline Regina Schafer was born in Wien, MO, Nov. 19, 1924, the daughter of Henry and Lena (Nanneman) Weimer. Pauline grew up in Wien, MO where she attended elementary school and on May 10, 1952, she married the love of her life, William “Bill” Schafer. Together they enjoyed 39 years of marriage. Bill preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1991.
As a young lady, Pauline worked as a nanny in K.C., MO for a family that traveled a lot. Pauline was able to travel to Pebble Beach, among several other destinations. Pauline moved to Glasgow after she was married and in 1965 began working as a sewer at Kellwood Factory, on top of raising six children, and taking care of the home.
She worked at Kellwood for 25 years, retiring in 1991. After retirement, Pauline managed to still stay busy working as a part-time cook at Glasgow Schools and volunteering for St. Mary’s as a secretary. Pauline loved the outdoors, tending to her garden and maintaining her flower beds. Like her brothers, Pauline believed we are stewards of the earth for the brief time we are here. She also enjoyed canning and quilting, and was even known to buck a hay bale or two.
She was a devout member of St. Mary Church and also a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Her true pride and joy was her family, and the love she shared with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was unmatched. Whenever her children said “love you,” Pauline always responded, “love you more.” When Pauline said “I love you” to her children, the kids would say, “I love you more,” and her response would be, “not possible.” She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her six children, Steven (Carylon) Schafer of Clark, MO, Don Schafer of Boonville, MO, Bob Schafer of Glasgow, Sandra (Bob) Draffen of Glasgow, Kenny Schafer of Glasgow and Martha (Walt) Owens of Marshall, MO; seven grandchildren, William (Jamie) Schafer, Shawn (Jaimie) Schafer, Mendy (Scott) Fann, Amanda (Josh) DeMint, Melinda (Jacob) Strodtman, Abby Draffen, and Jason (Alex) Owens; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy A. Weimer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven siblings and two sisters-in-law, Ed (Freida), Ray, Bob (Dorothy B.), Clarence, Martin, and Leo Weimer, and an infant sister, Helena Francis.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Schafer was at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at St. Mary Church in Glasgow, with Fr. Paul Hartley officiating. Visitation was held 5-7 p.m., Sunday, at St. Mary Church, with a prayer service and rosary taking place immediately following the Visitation at 7 p.m. Burial followed the Funeral Mass at Washington Cemetery in Glasgow.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary School, St. Mary Church, or the American Heart Association, in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service of Glasgow.