Ernest Leslie “Barney” Schaaf, 78, passed away on September 4, 2020 in Springfield. He was born on March 30, 1942 to Bert & Alma (Flatt) Schaaf in Jersey County. He was a truck driver and a member of Fieldon Masonic Lodge, Jerseyville Moose, and Fieldon United Church of Christ. Barney is survived by his companion: Katherine Cox of Jerseyville; his daughters: Leslea Stephens and companion Jason Scoggins of Jerseyville and Candice Schaaf of Jerseyville; his grandchildren: Matthew Schaaf, Garret Ontis, and Shayla Evering; and one great-granddaughter: Elizabeth; his siblings: Roberta & Ron Wendle of Independence, Mo. and Vern & Mary Ann Schaaf of Kane; and sister-in-law: Martha “Mickey” Schaaf of Jerseyville; and numerous cousins and good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother: Donald Schaaf, Sr. A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Alexander Funeral Home. A funeral will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00 am at Alexander Funeral Home. Rev. Donna Pupillo and burial will take place at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fieldon Masonic Lodge and Fieldon United Church of Christ.
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