Henry J. Schafer
Henry J. Schafer died March 9, 2014 at the age of 84. He was born on February 18, 1930 in Clinton Co., the son of William and Hildagard Schafer. He married Barbara Howorth on September 22, 1956 and she preceded him in death on June 14, 2009. Henry served with the United States Army during the Korean War, was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Pewamo and retired from General Motors.
Surviving are his children, Keith (Tina) Schafer of Eaton Rapids, John (Denise) Schafer of Pewamo, Brenda (Kevin Forbes) Goerge of St. Johns and Diane (Robert) McKinney of St. Johns, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, sisters Pat (Roy) Howorth, Louise (Francis) Feldpausch and Diane (Carroll) Conway, brother, Ken (Katrinka) Schafer and many nieces and nephews. Henry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara and brother, Bernie (Eileen) Schafer.
Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m, Friday, March 14, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Pewamo, burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery with Fr. Charlon Mason presiding. Military Services will be provided by the VFW Post #3733. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with a rosary being prayed at 7 p.m., on Thursday at Osgood Funeral Home, 104 E. Cass St., St. Johns. In memory of Henry, donations may be made to The VFW Post #3733.
Elizabeth M. Stephenson
Elizabeth M. Stephenson died March 9, 2014 at the age of 70. She was born on August 21, 1943 in Mason, MI, the daughter of David and Donna (Swan) Woods. She married James Stephenson on December 1, 1984 and he survives her.
Also surviving Elizabeth are her children, Robyn (Roger) Estes of St. Johns, Jeff Quillin, Sandra Doerr and David Stephenson, all of Lansing and Dana (Greg) Krumm of St. Johns, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, brothers, Kenneth (Karen) Woods, Albert (Kelly) Moore and Bruce (Eileen) Moore, sister, Ina (Jim) Taylor, sister in law, Agnes Moore and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tom Moore.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Osgood Funeral Home, 104 E. Cass St., St. Johns, with burial following at Mt. Rest Cemetery with Rev. Cayle Beagle officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In memory of Elizabeth, donations may be made to Meals On Wheels or Safe House of Clinton County.
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