Barbara Jean (Bartley) Schaeffer, 86, of Topeka, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020.
She was born September 3, 1933, in Atchison, Kansas, the daughter of Ralph Edgar and Julia Pauline (Miller) Bartley, Sr. She was a 1951 graduate and Home Coming Queen of Hayden High School and received a Bachelor's Degree from Washburn University.
Barbara was employed by Boeing Aircraft in Wichita and later for the Kansas Legislative Session until retiring.
She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Jr. League of Topeka, Shawnee Country Club, Nonoso Society Washburn and member of Alpha Phi Sorority.
Barbara married Robert L Schaeffer on February 1, 1958 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka. He survives in Topeka. Other survivors include her son, Gregg Schaeffer of Aurora, CO; her daughter, Ann (Lou) Farho of Olathe, KS; six grandchildren, Ilya Schaeffer, Taylor (Conor) Feehan, Kaitlin (Jacob) Lenox, Rachel Johnson, Zachary Farho and Noah Farho; triplet great-grandchildren, Jack, Ella and Olivia; and her brother, Joe (Faye) Bartley of Normal, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ralph E. Bartley, Jr., and Charles Bartley; and her sister, Frances Roberts.
Barbara enjoyed spending time with family, was a world traveler, an animal lover, especially dogs, a seamstress and a life-long Bridge player.
Honoring her request, cremation has taken place and a joint celebration of Bob and Barbara’s lives will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at the Mount Hope Cemetery Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1800 SW Stone Ave, Topeka, KS 66604 or to Heart of America Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, 3846 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208.
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