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Judith Darlene "Judy" Schafer

Judith Darlene "Judy" Schafer, 68, of Jerseyville, died at 10:37 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Village North Nursing Home in Florissant, Mo., from complications resulting from open heart surgery.
She was born in Jerseyville on July 31, 1948, and was the only child born to Wilbur Dean "Pete" and Doris Marie (Delp) Woolsey.
Judy grew up in Jerseyville, and attended Jersey Community High School.
At the age of 17, she married Calvin Dwyane Schafer on Aug. 13, 1965 in Jerseyville, and together they shared 35 years together before his death on Oct. 23, 2000, when he was just 53 years of age.
Judy was a wife, mother and grandmother, and spent most of her adult life caring for her family, but after her children were raised she began working at Wal-Mart when it was still in the Jerseyville Mall, and continued as a cashier when the Wal-Mart Superstore opened.
Surviving are her four children and spouses, Anthony Wayne and Kathy Schafer of Kane, Angela Dawn Mundy, and her companion Brian Howell of Granite City, Patricia Beth "Trish" and Stan Kochanski of Alton, and Willis Dean "Tiger" Schafer of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren, Joshua, and his companion, Kelsey, Robbie, Kenny, Nathan, Stepfanie and her companion, Jasmine, Cassandra and her companion Tyler, Jake, Noah and Lily; four great grandchildren, Levi, Ryley, Conner and Abigail.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m., until 1 p.m., on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Graveside services will be held immediately following the visitation at the Kane Cemetery where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband Calvin.
Memorials may be given to her family in care of the funeral home.

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