Mrs. Shirley Jean Hamby Schaefer, age 70, of Wartburg passed away peacefully as her Savior took her hand and led her to her heavenly home, surrounded by her loved ones, on Saturday June 20, 2020 at 6:40 PM. She was born on April 19, 1950 at her home in the Gobey community and was a lifelong resident of Morgan County.
She was a loved wife of 28 years by her husband, Larry Schaefer. She was treasured and loved more than life by her daughter and grandchildren. She once stated that her children and grandchildren were her greatest accomplishments in life.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Clyde and Willie Esta Hamby.
And four brothers: Luther, Tilman, Harrison , and Junior Hamby.
She is survived by her beloved husband: Larry Schaefer.
Her daughter: Lisa (Joey) Aytes.
Stepson: Eric (Kristy) Schaefer.
Stepdaughter: Stephanie (Sean) Greely.
Her grandchildren: Dustin (Kelsey) Aytes, Whitney (Brandon) Quillen. Caleb Overholt, Jacob Overholt, and Wesley Schaefer.
Great granddaughter: Hadley Aytes.
One brother: Charles “Gus” (Joan) Hamby.
Six sisters: Rose (Bruce) Greene, Elsie Byrd, Ervie Hamby, Mattie (John) Rhea, Linda Ridings, Anna (Gideon) Ward.
And one sister-in-law: Florel Hamby.
The family will receive friends Tuesday June 23, 2020 at Davis Funeral Home, Wartburg from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 PM with Bro. Joey Aytes officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Elizabeth Cemetery in the Gobey community.
Davis Funeral Home, Wartburg, is honored to serve the Schaefer family.
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