Roy L. Schaefer, age 98 of Payne, left this world for a better one on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Roy was born in Paulding County, Ohio on August 25, 1915, a son of the late Bertha (Harper) and Rudolph Schaefer.
He grew up as a farmer, a career he followed until the 1980s and also a machinist at Dana Weatherhead, Antwerp. Roy was a confirmed and loyal Democrat, a devout member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, the Eagles in Paulding & the Elks in Mission, TX . At the age of 80 he began his hobby of golfing, but still enjoyed playing cards and keeping his home as neat as a pin as long as he was able.
On Feb 3, 1940 Roy married Dortha Bonner, who died Jan 23, 2013.
He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Garnett (Leo) Beagle of Payne, Mary K. (Dean) Hess of Green Valley, AZ, Jeannine Hagan of Austin, TX; sons, John (Mary) & Kim, both of New Haven, Jeff of Antwerp & Paul of Hicksville; sister, Helen Treat of Paulding.
Roy was also preceded in death by 4 siblings.
Viewing is at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne on Sunday, 2-5:30 pm with recitation of the Rosary at 5:30 pm. Viewing is also Monday, 9-9:30 am at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at 10 am.
He will be laid to rest at St John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are to Divine Mercy or Heartland Hospice.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com