Margaret F. Schaefer

Margaret F. Schaefer, nee Jones, 74, of Smithton, IL. formerly of Centreville, IL, born Saturday, June 18, 1938, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at her residence in Smithton, Illinois.

Margaret worked as a Cook for Cat and the Fiddle for 22 years. She was a long time member of Immaculate Conception Church in Centreville, IL and currently a member at St. John the Baptist Church in Smithton, IL.  She was also a member of the Parents-Teachers Association, Mothers Club and a Parish Council member of Centreville, IL.  

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: Edgar and Rhea, nee Cox, Jones Sr.
  • Brothers
    • Leroy Jones
    • Charles Jones
  • Grandson: Michael Randall
  • Mother and Father-in-Law: Marie and Louis Schaefer Sr.

Surviving are her:

  • Husband: Louis J. Schaefer Jr. of Smithton, IL
  • Children
    • Rena Haney of Wylie, TX
    • Karen (Ken) Barker of Belleville, IL
    • Jim (Yvonne) Schaefer of Lebanon, PA
    • Kathie (Jeff) Fietsam of Belleville, IL
  • Brother: Edgar Jones Jr. of Shiloh, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Matt
    • Tommy
    • Craig
    • Maria
    • Alex
    • Taylor
    • Claire
    • Kaitlyn

Memorials: Per the family's request in lieu of flowers memorials contributions are requested to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Saint John The Baptist in Smithton, Illinois.

Memorial Service:  Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Saint John The Baptist, with Father Stan Konieczny officiating. By her request cremation was held with a private interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Margaret F. Schaefer:

    You have our sympathy. Love to you all & you're in our prayers.

    Dan & Carol Schaefer Jacksonville Florida 32207

    Our hearts are heavy with news of Margaret's passing. But we celebrate that she is now healthy & happy with God and we will see her again someday! Sending our deepest sympathies and much love.

    Don & Stephanie Chandler & Family Greensboro North Carolina 27410

    You will forever be in our hearts and memories Aunt Marge you will be missed. Love and Prayers.

    Rex and Teresa Mize Royalton Il 62983

    You are all in our prayers it was a blessing to be able to spend time with you all last week! JESUS BLESS YOU !!!


    We are sad that we lost her, but joyous that she is now with Jesus, surrounded by eternal love and wholeness. We love you and pray for comfort for you all. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Love, Becky & Josh

    Becky & Josh Nathanson Jacksonville FL 32217

    Mrs. Schaefer will truly be missed. She always greeted us with a smile and a kind word. So thankful to have known her and have the beautiful memories. God bless Mr. Schaefer, Rena, Karen, Jimmy, and Kathie, grands, & entire family. We love you Mrs. Schaefer!

    Tony & Cheri (Branson) Allen & family Centreville IL 62207

    You have my sympathy. Lost another of our Immaculate Conception family.

    Kathy Wright Belleville Illinois 62223

    sending prayers and sympathy for the loss of such a nice lady, & family friend. its with deep regret that im unable to pay respects in person today.had just learned of your loss yesturday and were all out of town. was sending flowers when noticed that donation to hospice was prefered, so will do that & again we are all sorry to hear of mrs.schaefer passing, your frien PJ

    paul j sams waterloo il 62298

    So sorry re your sister, Loretta. We all dread such times in our lives even though we know they are inevitable. I send you and your family loving thoughts and best wishes always.

    Lucille Arico Lawless Holliston MA 01746