Helen Berniece SCHAPER

December 27, 1924 ~ June 10, 2009

Helen Berniece 'Blackwood' Schaper, of Farmington, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at her Camelot Nursing Center residence, in Farmington, at the age of 84 years, 5 months & 13 days. Helen was born in Claremore, Oklahoma, on December 27, 1924, & was the daughter of Walter Blackwood and Edna L. 'Wix' Blackwood Keller. Also preceding-in-death was her StepDad, Peter W. Keller, her Husband, Henry Paul Schaper, Sr., (May 7, 1983); 1 Sister, Mildred Payne; 1 StepSister: Edna Lofton & 1 Grandson, David Payne.

Helen was: * a longtime, faithful member of Farmington Christian Church; * a member of The Red Hat Society; * a member of TOPS. She & Henry were united in marriage on Feb. 2, 1953, in Key West, FL. Henry preceded-in-death in 1983.

Survivors Include : 1 Daughter, Laura G. 'Mrs. Kelly' Reynolds, of Patton, MO; 1 Son, Henry P. (& Ann) Schaper, of Farmington; 3 Grandchildren: Sarah (& Mike) Pulliam; Chrissy (& Andy) Baldwin; Cindy Boatright (& Jerry Gowen, Jr.) - all of Farmington. 4 Great-Grandchildren: Emily & Alaina Pulliam; Trevor & Mason Gowen. Also surviving are numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Visitation : Friday, 5-9 p.m. Visitation resumes Saturday, 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ TAYLOR CHAPEL. Visitation moves to Farmington Christian Church, starting Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.

Funeral : Saturday, 1:00 p.m., June 13, 2009, at Farmington Christian Church, with Rev. Dale Berck officiating.

Interment : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials : HospiceCare, Inc. - PO Box 1000 - Park Hills, MO. 63601-1000

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  1. For a season of my life I had the pleasure to have Helen as one of my customers. She was a very special lady and I will miss her very much. I'm so thankful that I had the chance to visit her while she was in the hospital. To all of Helen's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a joy to serve Helen. With my condolances, Ann Miller (USA Drug Delivery Driver)

  2. Our sympathies and prayers to your family. Sarah, Cindy, and Chrissy, we are thinking of you. Sincerely, Chad & Pam Clifton & family

  3. I wish to express my sympathy to Helen's family. I got to know her at TOPS and also at church. She was a wonderful lady and I know her family will miss her greatly.

  4. Sending my deepest sympathy to Helen's family. She was a sweet person and an adorable Red Hat lady. She'll be sadly missed by her many friends and family. Lyn Barenbrugge

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