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August 17, 1954 - January 8, 2019
Burial Date: January 19, 2019
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney
Cemetery South Point Cemetery
- Visitation: 9-11am Saturday, January 19, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kearney Missouri.
- Funeral Service: 11am Saturday, January 19, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kearney Missouri.
- Burial: Burial will follow the funeral service at South Point Cemetery in Orrick Missouri.
Vicki Lyn Schaefer, 64, of Kearney, MO rode away into the sunset on her favorite horse Wildfire, on January 8, 2019. Vicki was born in Kansas City, MO on August 17, 1954 to Pearl James and Irene May Lee-Brown. She married the love of her life, Michael James Schaefer, on July 12, 1975.
Throughout her life she enjoyed every aspect of horsemanship competing in equestrian events from barrel racing to carriage driving. Since the age of three, she always had at least one horse and at times more than a few. Vicki and Mike moved to the country, so they could have kids, cars and a horse farm. She was a member of the Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City. Vicki’s honeymoon was spent at a car swap meet with Mike, which only escalated her love of old cars. She enjoyed cruising in their classic cars with the wind in her hair. Her favorite car was her black 1959 Plymouth Belvedere that Mike bought for her two and a half years ago. She was also a member of the Heart of America Region Plymouth Club. Vicki was known for her spontaneity, organizing last minute family picnics, road trips in classic cars and projects around the farm. Vicki was actively involved within the Kearney community for over 40 years. With six active children she was always helping and spending time with church activities, scouts, soccer, Meals on Wheels, Kearney Family Foundation, and other various community projects. Vicki enjoyed traveling with her family, taking back roads always choosing to take the scenic route instead.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-laws, Rusty Britt and Jack Hyder; nephew Eric Britt; great-nephew Creighton Brown.
Vicki will be lovingly remembered by her husband Mike of 43 years, their six children, Robin Job (Jeremie), Michael Schaefer (Summer), Caleb Schaefer (Brianna), Isaac Schaefer (Sarah), Jesse, Symber Adlard (Eric). Vicki will also be fondly remembered by her 12 grandchildren of which she was extremely proud. Her brother, Larry Brown (Sandy), Sisters, Norma Bell (Phillip), Sherry Hyder and Janice Britt, and a long list of loving nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am with the memorial service to immediately follow. Burial will be at South Point Cemetery in Orrick, MO, where Vicki will be laid to rest among family.
In lieu of flowers Vicki would appreciate memorial contributions be made to Liberty Hospital Hospice for the loving care they provided.