Edith M. “Edy” Schaffer Duxbury, 98, a resident of Davenport, died, Monday, November 19, 2018 at Silvercrest in Davenport.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society.
Edy was born on January 16, 1920 in Davenport, the daughter of Chester and Edna (Coleman) Schaefer. On November 23, 1943 she married Francis X. Schaffer. He preceded her in death on February 1, 1955. On August 15, 1963 she married Douglas Duxbury. He preceded her in death in October 1982.
Edy was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davenport. She loved all animals and enjoyed gardening. Edy volunteered at the Putnum Museum.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Jeffrey Schaffer of Joplin, Missouri; niece, Linda (Randall) Kosar of Crestwood, Illinois; and great-nieces, Karen (Randall) Jones, Valerie (John) O’Meara, and Kimberly Kosar.
In addition to her husbands, Edy was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Myrtle Christensen.