Wayne C. Schafer, 89, a lifetime McPherson County resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 12, 2016, surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital. He was a farmer and rancher.
Wayne was born on May 10, 1927, in McPherson, KS, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Agnes Alfreda (Ledell) Schafer. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1945. On October 19, 1945, Wayne was united in marriage to Juanita E. Reynolds in McPherson. She preceded him in death on September 5, 1994.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, Lions Club, Gideons International, and Kansas Farmers Union. He also served as director of Mid Kansas Coop.
Survivors include: four children, Claudia Worcester (Ron) of Olathe, KS, Daniel Schafer (Patricia) of McPherson, KS, Larry Schafer (Alana) of Salina, KS, and Susan Phillips (Harry) of Salina, KS; brother, Delano Schafer (Glorice) of McPherson, KS; seven grandchildren, Jason Schafer (Shelly) of Peyton, CO, Hillary Zwetzig (Jon) of Wichita, KS,, Marti Stauffer (Tom) of Olathe, KS, Tazz Worcester (Jennifer) of Olathe, KS, Jeremy Kahrs (Jennifer) of Springfield, MO, Dustin Schafer, (Angela) of Leawood, KS, and Ryan Schafer (Heather) of Salina, KS; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two sisters, Frankie Hazelton and Joan Stewart.
The funeral service will be at 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 17, 2016, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Darren Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Crestwood Memorial Park Cemetery, McPherson. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, September 16, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church or Loving Care of McPherson in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Wayne C. Schafer please visit our Sympathy Store.