Gwendolyn Schafer, 63, of Fulton passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 following a valiant battle against cancer.

She was born on September 28, 1954 in Wilbarger County, Texas, the daughter of Richard Gene Hunter and the late Ethyl Sue (Garner) Hunter.

Gwen worked for AZZ for more than 20 years.  She also tended bar at VFW Post 2657 in Fulton.   Gwen loved to travel and enjoyed being around people.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include son, William Shawn “Bill” Scott of Hallsville; daughter, Stephanie Jean Carinder of Harrisburg; brothers, Steven Marshall Hunter (Jeannette) of Ky., and Richard Gene Hunter, Jr. (Donna) of Millersburg; grandchildren, Haley Marie Scott, Miranda Jordan Carinder, Hunter Nicole Carinder and Dalton James Carinder; and great-grandchild, Maddix Ryan Stanfield.

Gwen was preceded in death by her mother and granddaughter, Bailey Nicole Carinder.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to VFW Post 2657, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

Condolences may be left for the family on this site.

To view Gwen's video, please click the following link.

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Brenda Saxe

I remember Gwen from school and then ran into her again years later at the VFW. I always considered her a friend and was so sorry to hear of her passing. She was always friendly and fun and I really liked her alot. May the Lord bless you her family with comfort and peace.

 Posted October 16, 2017 - 9:44pm
Carolyn (Purvis) Meyer

I remember Gwen as a childhood friend. Not only her, but her brothers were friends with my brothers. I can see from her video that she was well-loved by her family and friends. A tribute to her and she will be missed.

 Posted October 14, 2017 - 12:02pm
Randy and Vicky Giboney

Our condolences in the loss of your mother. May God grant you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

 Posted October 13, 2017 - 12:18pm
Rebecca Allen

Gwen was a blessing to everyone that had the good fortune to know her. I will always remember Gwen to have treated everyone with kindness and respect, and to have a smile on her sweet face! She actively participated at activities supporting United Way, Relay For Life and many more at work and showed encouragement and support to her work family. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends! Gwen will be missed!

 Posted October 13, 2017 - 10:17am
Jerry, Nancy Giboney

God Bless you Gwen, may you be in peace with our lord and Savior

 Posted October 12, 2017 - 11:45pm
Jerry, Nancy Giboney

God bless you Gwen ,may you Rest In Peace. Your smile will be missed.

 Posted October 12, 2017 - 11:43pm
Donna Heinen

I never had the opportunity to meet Gwen but I do work with her son, Bill. I know based on things Bill has shared that she was a wonderful lady and he loved her a great deal. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and the family during this very difficult time.

 Posted October 12, 2017 - 2:12pm
Sandra Haymart

Gwen was a dear sweet friend. She always had a smile & a laugh. She had such a giving & kind heart. Gwen will be missed. Keep the good memories close in your heart. God Bless.

 Posted October 12, 2017 - 8:31am
Chrisi Lutz Baker

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

 Posted October 12, 2017 - 5:08am

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