May 31, 1934February 5, 2021

Mary Frances (Schaefer) McSpadden

Mary entered Heaven from her sleep during the afternoon of February 5, 2021. She was in her 86th year of life.

Mary was a graduate of Moody (Texas) High School, and a graduate of Cal Poly, Pomona, California. She earned her teaching credentials from California State University, San Bernardino. She was employed by the Riverside California, Unified School District prior to the move to Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Johnnie Schaefer, by her brother Charles Henry Schaefer, by her son Brian Joseph McSpadden.

She is survived by her husband Hugh J. McSpadden and by her daughter Moira L. McSpadden, in addition to many cousins and friends.

Mary accepted the gift of salvation from Jesus Christ as an early teenager, and is now in Heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Each of us, who are still here, will join her in Heaven when our time to leave this earth arrives.

Interment will be at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee where the McSpadden family plot is located.

Mary served several years with this Christian organization, and instead of flowers, we suggest contributions may be made in her honor to: UIM International, 6419 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301 (mailing address P.O. Box 6429, Glendale, AZ 85312-6419) web site:,

Friends may leave their thoughts and memories at Funeral Services will be private, friends may view the service on Facebook Live at 12:00 pm Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by going to the Berry Highland Memorial Facebook page and clicking “Like”.


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021



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Joyce Cox

February 23, 2021

My cousin Mary and I shared the most beautiful memories of our lives and that is what my cousin has left for me to bear with her absence. Mary was an amazing person and she will always be missed. Hugh and Moria, may God give you all the strength to face these challenging times. Mary will always stay alive in our memories and smiles…. Keep smiling for she is watching over you. We are missing Mary along with you. With love and heartfelt condolences. Love, Joyce and Dudley

Debbie & Joe Pedigo

February 17, 2021

Mary had a spirit tha lit up the room. She was full of stories of her adventures with Hugh. She loved her travel endeavors, especially China. Mary never missed a family reunion or opportunity to be with her family driving for hours. Mary was full of love, and positive enlightenment. You are greatly missed, Aunt Mary! Love, Joe and Debbie Pedigo

Marguerite Riddle

February 14, 2021

Dear Hugh and Moira-
From the Riddle family, Bob, Ann, girls. We so remember our wonderful times at Valley Bible Church in Phx. Az. Bob and I (Ann), so appreciated Mary taking me to dr. appointments for Katie when she was so little and had to see her specialists.

We are praying for yo both. But, what a promise you have , Mary, is absent from the body but forever with our Lord in heaven.
Bob, Ann, Krissy, Katie.