Nina Erlene Schafer
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Nina Erlene Schafer, 84, died at 7:53 p.m., Friday, March 28, 2014, at St. John's Hospital.
She was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Clarence, Mo., to Ervin and Virgie (Cross) Walker. She married Raymond "Pat" Schafer on Sept. 3, 1951, and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda (Nicholas) Ketchum and Patricia (Michael) Ratterree both of Springfield; six sons: Stephen Schafer of Arvada, Colo., Paul Schafer of Miami, Fla., Dennis Schafer of Albuquerque, N.M., Scott (Debbie) Schafer of Arvada, Colo., James (Andrea) Schafer and Robert Schafer both of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl (Eula Mae) Walker of Macon, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents and one son, Anthony Schafer, preceded her in death.
She was a resident of Springfield most of her life and worked for the Illinois State Police and the Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs, retiring in 1991.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, enjoyed crocheting and loved her Pomeranians, Crystal and Coco.
Visitation: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home, Msgr. John Ossola officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the
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