Ruby "Ruth" Schaffer

January 31, 1930April 26, 2021

Ruby “Ruth” Schaffer, age 91, passed away on April 26, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Sikeston, MO. She was born January 31, 1930 in Catron, MO. to the late David and Essie Pearl Rice Buchanan. On September 30, 1950 in Piggott, AR. she married John Schaffer who preceded her in death on November 24, 2013. She was a member of North Acres Baptist Church in Sikeston, MO. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie (Mike) Limberg of Scottsdale, AZ. and Tammy (Lynn) McMackin of Sikeston, MO.; one son Jamie (Sherry) Schaffer of Sikeston, MO.; two brothers, Jimmy Buchanan and Joe Buchanan; one sister, Bonnie Kaminsky; eighteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. There will be a private family viewing on Thursday April 29, 2021 at Nunnelee funeral Chapel in Sikeston, MO. followed by a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston, MO. with Lynn McMackin, pastor at Word of Faith Ministries in Morehouse, MO., officiating. Online condolences may be sent to:


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Ruby "Ruth" Schaffer

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Linda Michaelson

April 30, 2021

What a beautiful woman she was inside n out

Ron Schaffer

April 28, 2021

Píddel and Ruth were the best . I remember Piddle always had the best looking cars . Ruth stood by him thru thick and thin . Good relatives to have.
RIP. Condolences from Ron and Stephanie and the rest of the Schaffer’s in SC

Davene Schaefer

April 27, 2021

I used to love walking in Relay for Life each year because I knew I’d have my walking buddies (your Momma and Dad)! Always so kind and a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed but she’s Heaven’s gain!