Margaret C Schaper (nee Menendez), 79, peacefully passed away on May 8, 2017 surrounded by her family after receiving her final Catholic Sacrament. Her granddaughter Christy had spoken to her just a few hours before her death from Grenada, West Indies.

Margaret is survived by her husband and best friend for 59 years, Frank J Schaper, whom will greatly miss her. She is survived by children, Sheila Schramm (Schaper) and Joseph Schaper, both of St. Louis, MO and 4 beautiful grandchildren (in order of their birth):  Nick Schaper, Christy Schramm, Emily Schaper, and Anthony Schramm, whom were all an active part of her life.

She is also survived by her favorite nephew, Chuck Mayfield, of Alexandria, VA, whom considered her a very special aunt in his life. Dear Aunt, cousin, “Mom” and “Grandma” to many.  She was also a dear friend to many and “Mom” to Baxter, her dog.

Margaret always said, “Someday God is going to ask me what I did with what he gave me”. She fulfilled in every way what God wanted her to do.  She was a true homemaker after she had her children.  She enjoyed cooking and providing for her family in every aspect of their lives.  She was the “go to” for advice for life’s dilemmas and everyone knew when she said she would pray for us….she did.  She lived for her children and grandchildren unselfishly and with an abundance of love.  She attended her grandchildren’s school events, sporting events, extra-curricular activities, graduations, and celebrations.  Her Marble Cake that took 3 hours to make, was always a given for Birthdays!  Her grandchildren would fake being ill from school (they just fessed up) to be able to spend a day or two with grandma serving them popsicles and her homemade chicken soup.  The stories surrounding Margaret’s life and involvement with her children and grandchildren will greatly benefit the generations to come.  She was truly a person that lived her life by The 10 Commandments with exceptional character and morals.  She impacted many lives and will be dearly missed.

Margaret would love for everyone to pray for her family’s peace and comfort during this difficult time. She would also want everyone to be kind and love one another in her honor.  Tell who you love, that you love them since tomorrow is not a given.

Services: Visitation on Monday May 15, from 4-8pm. Kutis Affton Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis, MO 63123. Service and Burial Tuesday May 16 at 11am, Kutis Affton Funeral Home.  Interment: Resurrection Cemetery for her final resting place.