LILBOURN - Patsy Ruth Schaffer, 72, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 16, 2003, at her home.
Born March 27, 1931, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Howard C. Scott and Marveline Hawkins Scott Campbell. She was a city clerk for Lilbourn for many years before retiring and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lilbourn.
On April 11, 1948, at Piggott, Ark., she married John C. "J.C." Schaffer who preceded her on July 20, 1974.
Survivors include: one stepdaughter, Joy E. Schaffer of Sikeston; three stepgrandchildren, Mark Hendricks and Dana Shanks of New Madrid and Carol Recker of Cape Girardeau; one adopted son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Karen Sullenger of Lilbourn; one adopted daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Don Hanner of Lilbourn; four adopted grandchildren, Chelsey Sullenger, Emily Sullenger, Kate Byrd and Jacob Lewis of Lilbourn; one sister, Sharon Coffee of Lilbourn; two nieces, Alicia Sample of Cape Girardeau and LaDonna Hyslip of Sikeston; three great-nieces, Briana Smith, Brooke Hyslip and Bailee Hyslip of Lilbourn; and two great-nephews, Garrett Sample and Gavin Sample of Cape Girardeau.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Constance Diane "Connie" Schaffer on Oct. 21, 1957; one brother, Howard T. "Bud" Scott in March 1980; and a special friend, Bobby Sullenger on May 8, 2003.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn, where funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. J.D. McClard, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Mounds Park Cemetery near Lilbourn.
Ponder Funeral Home of Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be sent to:
the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 343 Sikeston, MO 63801;
Bootheel Humane Society P.O. Box 1428 Sikeston, MO 63801;
VFW of Lilbourn Lilbourn, MO 63862