Imogene K. Schaaf, age 96, of Kahoka, MO, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, IA.
She was born July 12, 1920 in Clark County, MO, a daughter of Clifford and Ruth Beard Fish.
On November 22, 1956, she was united in marriage in Kahoka to Ernest F. “Dutch” Schaaf. He preceded her in death on August 15, 1980.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Peter) Stevens of Alexandria, and Candis (Kirk) Brown of Williamstown; one brother, Herbert (Ronna) Fish of Moline, IL; four grandkids: Shelley Stevens of Kahoka, Sheri (Joe) Lamberson of Russellville, MO, Sunny Stevens (Ryan Nye) of Columbia, and Casey Brown of Williamstown; three step-grandchildren and their families: Suni Graupman of Hannibal, Lance Brown of Canton and Carisa (John) Anderson of Hannibal; seven great-grandchildren: Skyler Stevens (McKinna Allen) of St. Louis, Hunter Roach of Marshall, AR, Steven Lamberson of Virginia, Jody (Julie) Lamberson of Westphalia, MO, Jeff Lamberson of Jefferson City, and, Oceana Stevens of Columbia; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Imogene graduated from Kahoka High School and received a degree in business from Kirksville State Teacher’s College.
She worked for several attorneys in Kahoka and St. Louis following graduation, and during World War II worked for the government in the Department of War doing clerical work from her home office base in St. Louis and in Detroit. She was employed by Martin Implement in Kahoka and later by the Clark Co. R-1 School District where she was secretary to the superintendent and treasurer of the school board. She worked a brief time for Fish Apparel and for the Clark Co. Health Department. For 9 years she ran the Nearly New Shop in Kahoka. She also babysat every one of her grandchildren.
Imogene was a life-time member of the Kahoka Christian Church, a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship and of the church choir. She was a charter member of the Red Hat Grannies and enjoyed her friends and fellowship together. She was a life-long democrat, a night owl, a Cardinal’s fan and a canasta and pitch fan. Imogene lived life to it’s fullest and with the help of her family was able to enjoy being at home until the very end.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Kahoka Christian Church with Rev. Jim Campbell officiating. Music was provided by the Kahoka Christian Church Choir singing “In The Garden” and “How Great Thou Art”. Pallbearers were: Skyler Stevens, Casey Brown, Kirk Brown, Peter Stevens, Joe Lamberson and Ryan Nye. Honorary pallbearers were the Red Hat Grannies. Burial followed in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Friends called at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after noon Friday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF) of the Kahoka Christian Church.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.