Suzanne Kay Schafer

June 6, 1939August 5, 2018

Suzanne Kay Schafer, of Bettendorf, passed away, Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her home after an extended illness. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials in Suzanne’s name may be made to Genesis Hospice.

Suzanne was born in 1939 in Keosauqua, Iowa, the daughter of Artie and Maxine Casady. She was united in marriage to Harry Lewis Schafer on October 21, 1956 at the Methodist Church in Keokuk.

Suzanne was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was always spending time watching the newer generations playing in her yard or going out as a family to enjoy a fun activity or get together. She was also an avid outdoorswoman, taking any opportunity she had to camp and travel in her fifth wheel trailer. She also enjoyed meeting with her friends and co-workers from past days on the job.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Harry; her daughters Terry Pool (Lonnie), Bettendorf, Laura Ludin, Davenport, Paula Lepley (Fred), Bettendorf ; her son, Robert Schafer (Sue), Le Claire; sister, Jan (Bob) in Florida. She treasured her grandchildren Ashley Connell, Chelsi Pool, Kelli Pool, Cody Washam, Sarah Lepley, Caden Lepley, Samantha Lepley, Casey Volrath, Kelli Houston and Great-grandchildren Eliza Connell, Rowan Connell, Lydia Connell, Mason Schafer, Eastin Volrath, and Brooklyn Houston. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Sherry and grandson, Joshua Schafer.

Special thanks to the staff of Genesis Hospice Care that cared for Suzanne in her final hours.

Cards for the family may be sent to Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Road Davenport, Iowa 52807.


  • Artie Casady, Father
  • Maxine Casady, Mother
  • Harry Schafer, Husband
  • Terry (Lonnie) Pool, Daughter
  • Laura Ludin, Daughter
  • Paul (Fred) Lepley, Daughter
  • Robert (Sue) Schafer, Son
  • Sherry Schafer, Daughter
  • Ashley Connell, Grandchild
  • Chelsi Pool, Grandchild
  • Kelli Pool, Grandchild
  • Cody Washam, Grandchild
  • Sarah Lepley, Grandchild
  • Caden Lapley, Grandchild
  • Samantha Lepley, Grandchild
  • Casey Volrath, Grandchild
  • Kelli Houston, Grandchild
  • Joshua Schafer, Grandchild
  • Eliza Connell, Great Grandchild
  • Rowan Connell, Great Grandchild
  • Lydia Connell, Great Grandchild
  • Mason Schafer, Great Grandchild
  • Eastin Volrath, Great Grandchild
  • Brooklyn Houston, Great Grandchild
  • Suzanne is also survived by her sister Jan and brother in law Bob.

  • Genesis Hospice

Suzanne Kay Schafer

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Joyce Sheumaker

August 11, 2018

It was good to have known Suzanne better through her niece Viola Casady. I spent some time at their home and was made very welcome by her. She was always smiling and happy. We will miss seeing and talking with her at the family reunions every July in Milton. Hope the family will still try to come to the reunions.
Prayers and comfort to all of the family.
In deepest symphony,
David and Joyce Sheumaker and family

Valerie Lorfeld

August 9, 2018

I always enjoyed talking with her and appreciate her inviting us to her home. Sending prayers and blessings to your family.

Moira Wilkins

August 8, 2018

She was such a great person, always smiling & positive. So sorry to hear about her passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire family! 💐
Moira & Royce Wilkins

Kathy Connell

August 8, 2018

It was such an honor to know this lady. She was loving, kind, and always positive. This world needs more people just like her. Praying for her family. ~ Kathy

Julie Connell

August 8, 2018

Did not know this lovely lady, but Ashley Connell is my niece, by marriage... So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs, blessings, and wishes for a peaceful heart. Hugs, Julie Connell

Kenneth Wells

August 8, 2018

Always loving smiling face with every body at whatever she was at. Always loved to see her and family at reunion and funerals love you Kenneth

Laura Lepley Davis

August 7, 2018

Thinking of all of you and sending prayers for peace and comfort now and in the coming days.