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D. Loyce Schaefer

July 16, 1932 May 20, 2022
D. Loyce Schaefer
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Donnie Loyce Schaefer, age 89, of Knox, formerly of Three Oaks, Michigan, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family, on Friday, May 20, 2022. Loyce was born on July 16, 1932 in Gladewater, Texas to S.P. Collins and Donnie L. Furlow Collins. Loyce loved to read books and had volunteered for many years at the Three Oaks Township Public Library helping them make the move into the E.K. Warren building, on September 19, 2004 she was recognized by the Governor, Twenty-First District Senator and Seventy-Eighth District State Representative and the entire Ninety-Second Legislature of the State of Michigan for her outstanding community service in and around Three Oaks. Once she moved to Knox, she made trips to the Schricker Public Library nearly every day. Loyce loved cats and always kept a special place in her heart for her beloved Siami. She was also a proud Texan, and always enjoyed talking about her home state and prominently flew the State Flag of Texas at every home she ever lived in (no matter what state it was located in) and she never owned single car that didn’t have a ”Proud Texan” bumper sticker. She was a loyal friend to everyone she met and always made it a point to stay in touch, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be truly missed by all that knew her. On July 31, 1953, in Canyon, Texas, she married her husband Carl F. Schaefer, he survives. Also surviving are her daughter, D. Lori Smith (Mark) of Culver, her grandson, Hunter Smith (Tia) of Knox, her granddaughter, Harper Smith of Culver, and her great granddaughter, Elise Smith of Knox.
A funeral service will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:00pm (CT), with visitation three hours prior to services, at M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox. A graveside committal service will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon, Texas where she will be laid to rest next to her mother.
She had asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Independent Cat Society in Westville, Indiana or Fried’s Cat Shelter in Michigan City, Indiana.

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Visitation

Sunday

22

May

3:00 PM 5/22/2022 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/22/2022 6:00:00 PM
MC Smith Funeral Home

153 E. Washington St
Knox, IN 46534

MC Smith Funeral Home
153 E. Washington St Knox 46534 IN
United States

Service

Sunday

22

May

6:00 PM 5/22/2022 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/22/2022 7:00:00 PM
MC Smith Funeral Home

153 E. Washington St
Knox, IN 46534

MC Smith Funeral Home
153 E. Washington St Knox 46534 IN
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

25

May

10:30 AM 5/25/2022 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/25/2022 11:00:00 AM
Dreamland Cemetery

7620 W. Cemetery Rd.
Canyon, TX 79015

Dreamland Cemetery
7620 W. Cemetery Rd. Canyon 79015 TX
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dreamland Cemetery Final Resting Place

7620 W. Cemetery Rd.
Canyon, TX 79015

7620 W. Cemetery Rd. Canyon 79015 TX
United States
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