Veta R. (Dempsey) Schauf

Born: Thu., Aug. 30, 1928
Died: Mon., Oct. 10, 2016

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 15, 2016
Location: Greenmount Cemetery

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   Veta Ruth Schauf, 88, of the Iowa Veteran's Home, Marshalltown, Iowa, formerly of Quincy, died at 10:05 a.m. Monday (October 10, 2016) at the Iowa Veteran's Home.

   Born August 30, 1928 on the Dempsey family farm near Fowler, Illinois, Veta was the daughter of Elmer and Ruth Seckman Dempsey.  She married Russell M. Cory on May 22, 1948 in Quincy.  She married Dr. Edward G. Schauf on July 6, 1975 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on September 14, 1996.

   Veta was a former member of First United Presbyterian Church of Quincy, where she was active with the Mariners Club, Women's Association, Adult Choir, taught Sunday School, was a Youth Fellowship Director and Director of the Cherub Choir.  She also was a Brownie Troop Leader and active with the Dewey School PTA.

   A 1946 graduate of Quincy High School, Veta was employed as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell Telephone.  She later was a bookkeeper for Illinois Power Company in East St. Louis and then was the co-owner and operator of The Silhouette Bridal Shoppe in Quincy for 10 years, retiring in 1975.

   Veta was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to many.  Survivors include two daughters, April O'Donnell of Green Brier, TN and Deborah Cory Freeman (Don) of Palm Bay, FL; two sons, James Cory (Joanne) of Ankeny, IA and Russell (Rustie) Cory of Champaign, IL; a step daughter, Jean Schauf Kinser of Debary, FL; eleven grandchildren, Michael (Janice) O'Donnell of Nashville, TN, Christopher Morrison (Stephanie) of Tucson, AZ, Melinda (Lee) Morrison of Palm Bay, FL, Joseph (Sara) Cory of Birmingham, AL, Angela Cory Remington of Omaha, NE, Michael Cory, Katherine Cory (Erin) Eskey and Sean Cory all of San Diego, CA, Tyler Kinser and Austin Kinser of Elgin, IL and Dylan Dana of Apopka, FL; eleven great grandchildren, Eric Nelson, Cory O'Donnell, Sarah Rae Robinson, Lyric Cory Micalena Morrison of Tucson, AZ, Abby Cory, Margot Cory, Jack Cory, Betsy Cory, Natalie Cory and Jude Cory; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Veta was preceded in death by her parents; her step father, G.T. Haubrich; her husband, Dr. Ed Schauf; three brothers, Harley Dempsey, Charlie Dempsey and Gerald Dempsey; two sisters, Mary Dempsey Pryor and Della Dempsey Greer; a step son, Edward Michael Schauf; a granddaughter, Wendy O'Donnell; and a grandson, James Michael Cory II.

   Graveside services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 in Greenmount Cemetery with the Rev. Orville Jones officiating.

   There is no visitation, but friends are invited to attend the graveside service.  The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Memorials may be made to the Iowa Veterans Home Ulery North Activities Fund or the Quincy Chapter Alzheimer's Association.

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Ana Williams
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
My condolences to the family of Veta Schauf. You may feel that death ends it all. Almighty God has the
perfect solution, the Earthly Resurrection stated in the bible.
John 5:28,29

Vicki Cory Blackwell
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have great memories of family barbecues.

Diane Morrison
   Posted Thu October 13, 2016
Thinking this week about Veta has really been good for me. I have realized once again just how blessed I am. All these wonderful souls that have chosen to come into my family are just amazing. I loved Veta. I laughed with her and really admired how much life was in her life. No matter what came her way she seemed to honor it with all her heart. She fought to be happy and won so many times. What a blessing she has been to so many people. Thank you Father! Love and light to all who celebrate her life on earth and look to see her in the Heavenly Choir of Angels. Di

Sherry Hughett
   Posted Thu October 13, 2016
Rusty and family, I am so sad to hear that your Mom has passed. I know you loved her dearly. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom Weiss
   Posted Fri October 14, 2016

So very sorry to hear about your mom. I still laugh about all the times over the years that she would kid me about spinning gravel in the Mustang with you in it.

Tom Weiss

Sandy Claus
   Posted Fri October 14, 2016
Cory so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I still remember answering the phone when she would call for you at Harris. I will not be able to attend the services tomorrow. How long are you in town. Would lunch or dinner Sunday fit your schedule? Prayers and God's blessings are with you and the family. Sandy Claus

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