Judith K. Schafer
Judith K. Schafer, 78, of Omaha formerly of Wayne, died Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha.
Memorial services will be held at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S 114th Street in Omaha at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. Memorials are suggested to Presbyterian Church of the Cross, Joslyn Art Museum or the Ralston High School Food Pantry.
Judy was born Sept. 13, 1937 in Scobey, Mont. to Robert and Helen Hodges. She graduated from Alexander High School in Alexander, N.D. and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Jamestown College, Jamestown, N.D. On Aug. 21, 1960 she married Gerald Charles Schafer. She taught high school English in Racine, Wisc.; Shenandoah, Iowa and for 20 years at Wayne High School before retiring in 2000 and moving to Omaha. In 2000 she began the docent training program at Joslyn Art Museum and served as a docent until just recently, relishing in giving tours to her favorite age group - high school students. She served as an academic mentor at Boys Town for a number of years and was active in a variety of capacities at Presbyterian Church of the Cross. She enjoyed travel, friends and family immensely, particularly her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter Beth (Jim) McGrath of Omaha; grandchildren, Nicholas and Colleen; brother, Brent Hodges of Papillion; brother and sister-in-law Wayne (Jo) Schafer of Omaha; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Bruce G. Schafer; husband, Gerald C. Schafer; and brother Jacques D. Hodges.
Arrangements are with Arbor Cremation Society in Omaha.