Nellie Elizabeth Schafer

Nellie Elizabeth Schafer, 84, of Carlisle passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 8, 2023. Nell was born August 21, 1938 to Cooke and Lovie Shelton of Snake Island, Arkansas. Nell was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Elbert Schafer. She is survived by her children, John Schafer of Sherwood, Tammy Snider of Hot Springs, Brenda McCallie (Roger) and Kathy Byrd (Ronnie) of Carlisle; six grandchildren, Jessica Speight (Seth), Lana Ball (Tanner), Dylan Byrd (Rachel), Emily and Gracien Byrd and Colton Adams; two great-grandchildren, Marlee and Myles Ball.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bob Shelton and a great-granddaughter, Sunni Ball.  Nellie was born and raised in Snake Island, Arkansas where she spent her days working on the farm. She graduated from Carlisle High School.  After graduation, Nell spent a lifetime as a homemaker, avid gardener, and bookkeeper for the family farm.  In her later years, her passion was sewing and she became a skilled quilter; she was a member of various quilting guilds.  The joy of her life was time spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many precious friends.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Westbrook Funeral Home chapel in Hazen, Arkansas with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. following visitation. Interment will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.

6 thoughts on “Nellie Elizabeth Schafer”

  1. Hugs and prayers for the family. A special friend that will truly be missed!!

  2. Frances Ann Love

    Tammy & Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Thelma Schafer Munnerlyn

    I will miss Nell terribly as she was the best sister-in- law for 53 years a person could have. Prayers for her sweet family!

  4. Frances Brown

    Tammy & Family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you all. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Teresa DeVore

    Mrs Nell sure was a sweet lady who will be dearly and greatly missed. I’m so truly sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all and give you peace.

  6. Missie Chambers

    Nell was a very special lady. Very talented with her arts and craft work. She was a wonderful mother, great cook, Gardner, I fill very blessed to have known her. She had a great love for her family. Sorry for the loss of your mother.. ..thinking of you all! Missie Chambers

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