Edward Burnard Schafer

Edward Burnard Schafer, 89, of Carlisle, Arkansas left this life peacefully surrounded by family on august 15, 2017.  He was born May 28, 1928 to Ben  and Lois Jackson Schafer of Carlisle.  Edward  was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Betty S. Tefteller Schafer.  He is survived by his four sons, Donald (Donna), Ronald (Deeanne), Roger (Pammy), and Cliff (Rachel); five grandchildren, Scott Snider (Tiffany), Lee Schafer, Emily Durden (Reed), Morgan Clark (Tyler), Nicholas and Savannah Schafer;  four great-grandchildren, Tabitha and Samantha Snider, Dawson Schafer and Reagan Durden.  Edward is also survived by his current wife of 18 years, Betty Kelly Schafer and her two sons, Eddie (Mary) Kelly and Jerry (Janet) Kelly, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Edward was prceded in death by his brother, Albert Schafer and is survived by his siblings, Melvin (Judy), Elbert (Nell) and Thelma Munnerlynn.

Edward was born and raised in Carlisle into a long-line of farmers.  The love of farming flowed deeply within his blood.  He graduated school at Carlisle High School. Edward was an active member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic church.  He was a man of many talents within the agricultural industry.  Due to his strong work ethic and love of farming, he never retired.  Although he was a man of few words, he left a lasting impact on his family, his community, and everyone he met.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 17, from 6-7:30 P.M. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church followed by Rosary at 7:30 in the church. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 18, 2017  at 10:30 A.M. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Fr. Shaun Wesley officiating. Graveside burial will directly follow the funeral at the Carlisle Cemetery under the direction of Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.

Pallbearers will be Danny Rieke, Mitch Golleher, Clint Miller, Tommy Joe Pauschert, Mike Walters, and Willy McCallie.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to care givers, Cynthia Morgan, and Clara Neighbors.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, P.O. Box M, Carlisle, Arkansas 72024. (870-552-3601).

21 thoughts on “Edward Burnard Schafer”

  1. Betty, Cliff and the rest of the family my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  2. Carla Mills Freeman

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Ed passing . He was a very special man . I know it will be hard with him gone but think of all the things he has taught you. I remember Cliff and I would mess with him when he fall asleep in his chair and would never spill a drop of tea. He never said a lot but when he did you wanted to listen. Love you Uncle Ed

  3. Prayers for the family. Mr. Ed will be missed by many. He always had a smile on his face and friendly to all at the Carlisle Senior Senior.

  4. Donald, Ronald, Roger, and Cliff my prayers are with you guys there are so many fond memories of time spent with you and so many funny stories that cannot be told Love each of you May God hold you in his hands through this difficult time

  5. Danny Hazelwood

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Ed. My heart hurts for the Schafer brothers! Prayers and peace for you and your families.

  6. Wendell Stratton

    So sorry to learn of Mr. Ed’s passing. He was an excellent businessman and customer. I first met him years ago as he came to Stuttgart to purchase seed rice. He was extremely kind to me as we considered purchasing the Carlisle business. Our sincere condolences to the family at a time to reflect and appreciate all he was. Great legacy for a good family.

  7. A man and a family that I have known moat of my life. Mr. Ed will be truly missed. The one thing that I will always remember him for is “family”. Everything he did was for his family. And it was alot!! Cliff, Donald, Ronald, and Roger, you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. We will all miss Mr. Ed. I’m am blessed to have been able to spend alot of time at his house and be able to talk to him whenever and wherever I paths crossed!

  8. Nancy Chudy Burnett

    To all of the Schafer family I’d like to extend my sincere condolences. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. My Daddy too was man of few words but they were usually profound as I’m sure Mr Eds were. He will be missed by many especially those at St Rose. Pleas accept my apologies for not being able t attend services. We have had a death in our family and they are exactly as Mr Eds. My love and prayers to all the family. Nancy

  9. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.
    He was a nice man and another icon in the farming community

  10. Woody Harrelson

    To all my Schafer brothers, I am so very sorry about Mr Ed’s passing we all know he is in a much better place (Heaven). I do know that he raised 4 great son’s. I know the god lord will wrap his arms around all of you during these trying days. RIP Mr. Edward!!!

  11. Dear Donald, Ronald, Roger, Clifford and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Edward’s passing. I have very fond memories of him and “Aunt” Betty at Granny’s on Sundays that I will keep with me always. I am so sorry to not be there for his service, but know that I will be with you in spirit. May God’s grace strengthen you all during this hard time…much love to all.

  12. Mike & Janet Walters

    My dear friends and family:
    My heart breaks for all of you during this time. Please know we are with you during this time in spirit and prayers. May you feel Gods hands of comfort.
    Mike & Janet

  13. Donald, Donna & Family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I know you all looked up to him and for good reason. He instilled wonderful values into your hearts and souls. Being a farmer teaches so much in itself but having a family leader like your father makes each of you great farmers and exceptional husbands and valued friends. My prayers are with each of you!.

  14. Morgenstern Family

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the Schafer family. May GOD comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  15. Jo Ann Schafer Froidcoeur

    I was sorry to hear about Edward. My sincere sympathy to your entire family for your loss. The memories shared with him will forever be in your hearts.

  16. ElizabethPerkins

    I want to send my thoughts and prayers to the entire family during their time of loss. Mr. Schafer was a very good man and he loved his family and he loved farming. He will be greatly missed.

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