Laura M. Schaefer, age 87, died at Higher Call Nursing Center in Quapaw, Tuesday,

Dec. 8, 2009, after a lengthy illness.

Miss Schaefer was born July 31, 1922, at Fairland, to C.F. Schaefer and Dorothea (Rubin) Schaefer.† She had worked as a housekeeper for the George Coleman family and had also been a professional quilter.†

She moved to Fairland in 1993, coming from Miami, and was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church.† She is survived by nieces and nephews.†

She was preceded by her parents, three brothers, Victor, Erwin, and Oliver Schaefer, and two sisters, Hulda Loehr and Anita Storck.†

A funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church, with Rev. Leo Schroeder officiating.† Serving as pallbearers will be Harold Schaefer, Melvin Schaefer, Russell Downs, Curtis Altman, Jeremy Oakley, and Buddy Oakley.† Burial will be in the Fairland Lutheran Cemetery.† The family request donations be made to the St. Paulís Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.† Arrangements provided by Adcock Funeral Home in Fairland.