Janet P. Schaefer, 79, of Morton, died at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Born Aug. 11, 1929, in Waukesha, Wis., to Clayton and Pauline (Schlender) Stern, she married Herbert E. Schaefer April 25, 1953, in Waukesha. He died Aug. 9, 1992.
Surviving are three sons, Michael (Wilma) Schaefer of Tremont, Thomas (Judy) Schaefer of Deer Creek and Timothy (Sydney) Schaefer of Spring, Texas; four daughters, Debbie (Rick) Fender of Morton, Sue (Robert) West of Morton, Mary (Ron) Renfert of North Vernon, Ind., and Christie (Dave Palley) Smith-Palley of Morton; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Philip (Jan) Stern of Gassville, Ark.
She was a charter member of Advent Lutheran Church and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5921 Women’s Auxiliary, both in Morton.
Private services were Saturday at Hirstein Cemetery in Morton. The Rev. Jeff Anderson officiated. There was no visitation.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.