- Mary Josephine Sheaffer, 98

Mary Josephine Sheaffer, 98

Graveside services for Mary Josephine Sheaffer of Seymour were held Monday, June 28, 2021, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery of Springfield, under the direction of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour.

Mary Josephine Sheaffer was born on Sept. 30, 1922, to Joseph and Ana (Juen) Brissinger in Torrance, Calif.

She left this life on June 22, 2021, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

She was 98 years old.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clement Sheaffer (Nov. 1, 2019), and her son, Clem Sheaffer (Nov. 22, 1979), also her mother and father; two brothers, Joseph and Anthony; four sisters, Virginia, Helen, Rosalie and Louise; and her daughter-in-law, Paulette Sheaffer.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Linda Scobee, and her husband, Clarence Scobee; a son, Larry Sheaffer; a daughter, Louise Lennon; a son, Kenneth Sheaffer; a son, William Sheaffer and his wife, Antonia Sheaffer; a son, Earl Sheaffer and Ken Medlock, who is like a son. Grandchildren include Mary Mack and husband Patrick, Anita Bidart and husband Nicholas, Andrea Sheaffer and husband Som Pourfarzaneh, Alexandra Sheaffer, Joseph Sheaffer, Ashley Whitehead and husband Joe, Kristin Hoffman, Victoria Pignata and husband Giovanni and Holly Meadows. Great-grandchildren include Megan Mack, Kyle Mack, Austin Mack, Nicholas Bidart, Marc Bidart, Brielle Whitehead, Lennox Whitehead, Thomas Robinson, Anthony Pignata and Sara Pignata.

Mary was born and raised in Torrance, Calif.

She attended Torrance High School.

Mary met Clement Sheaffer, a sailor, stationed in San Pedro in 1941.

On May 19, 1943, they married.

After the war, Mary worked at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills in business administration until her second child was born. She then decided to be a stay-at-home mom.

Later when the children were older, she enjoyed summer camping trips to their trailer parked at the beach and winter stays in their cabin in Big Bear. She was always accompanied by her children or grandchildren.

In 1999, Clem retired, and they decided to move to Missouri and raise cattle. For Mary, the highlight of her time spent in Missouri was having family visit to enjoy the beauty and adventure the Sheaffer Ranch had to offer.

Mary will be missed by all who knew her.

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