Albina “Bina” Emma Schaefer

April 18, 1927 - May 18, 2012

Albina Emma "Bina" Schaefer, 85, of Jefferson City, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born on April 18, 1927, in Westphalia, the daughter of the late Herman and Theresa Berhorst Buersmeyer. She was united in marriage on September 17, 1949, in Westphalia, to Wilbert Frank "Bert" Schaefer who preceded her in death on January 31, 2000. Bina began working at St. Mary's Hospital cafeteria at the age of 15. She later worked for International Shoe Company. After she was married she was a homemaker and a sales rep for Avon. She retired from JC Penny's as a sales clerk selling men's suits. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Bina enjoyed working in her flower beds, playing cards with her ladies card club, cooking, and especially loved being with her family. Survivors include: one daughter, Beverly (Dan) Thoenen, Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Brad (Bridget) Thoenen; Daniel Thoenen; Sam Thoenen; her first great-grandchild due in October; and one brother, Harry (Rita) Buersmeyer, Westphalia. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Lee Schaefer; two sisters, Matilda Crader and Regina Schmidt; and a brother, Clarence Buersmeyer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Carmelite Monastery, 2201 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109; or to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Debt Reduction Fund, 1206 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the website.

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