Betty Lou Schaefer, 78, of Geneseo passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo, IL. A funeral service celebrating Betty’s life will be held at 10:00 am at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo, IL. Scott Schaefer will officiate. Burial will be at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson, IL. Visitation for Betty will be 5-7 pm on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo, IL. Memorials may be left to the Betty Schaefer Memorial Fund or to the Henry County Humane Society, Geneseo.
Betty was born April 18, 1935 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of James and Bernice (Simpson) Andrews. She attended Kewanee High School, Kewanee, IL. She married Robert Schaefer December 29, 1956 in Kewanee, IL. Betty had worked at The Cellar Restaurant and Deck Motel and Restaurant in Geneseo, IL.
Betty had been a member of the Geneseo Moose Lodge for many years. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and pets, playing Wahoo, Gin, watching Dancing with the Stars and Family Feud. She also enjoyed having cook-outs and spending time lounging by her pool with family and friends.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Deb (Mike) Taylor, Geneseo, IL; three sons and two daughters-in-law: Pat (Jamie) Schaefer, Geneseo, IL, Scott (Brenda) Schaefer, Davenport, IA, and Curt Schaefer, Geneseo, IL; five grandchildren: Brandi Littig, Atkinson, IL, Bridget (Matt) Littig, Geneseo, IL, Tara (Kyle) McIntosh, Colorado Springs, CO, Nate (Kat) Schaefer, Moline, IL, and Talia Schaefer, Davenport, IA; four great grandchildren: Austin Lindstrom, Atkinson, IL Bryanna Thompson, Geneseo, IL, Emery Schaefer, Moline, IL and Josiah Schaefer, Moline, IL; a sister Stella Sherbeyn, Atkinson, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, twin brothers and brother-in-law.