Morina C. Schaefer, 93, Ferdinand

Morina C. Schaefer, 93, of Ferdinand, died Saturday (February 3) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Mariah Hill May 10, 1924, to Frank and Mary (Lemmer) Miller. She married Robert B. Schaefer April 26, 1943, at Mary Help Of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. He died September 7, 2005.

Morina was a member of St. Meinrad Parish and its Ladies Sodality and St. Elizabeth Society and Ferdnand Senior Citizens. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, and playing cards.

She is survived by one daughter, LaVerne Gogel and husband Randy, Mariah Hill; two sons, Dennis Schaefer and wife Kathy, Middletown, Ohio, and Kevin Schaefer and wife Sheryl, St. Meinrad; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Vernita Sitzman-Nies, Mariah Hill.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Schaefer, one daughter, Erlene Cooper, one grandson, Todd Werne, and her twin sister, Adaline Fischer.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. (CST) Thursday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and from 9-10 a.m. Friday at St. Meinrad Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Meinrad Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be shared at Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.



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