Carol Sue Schaufler passed away peacefully at home on January 26th, 2022, while surrounded by family. She was born in Lanton, MO on January 12th, 1943, to Bert and Gladys Decker and was the fourth of seven children (Betty, Bob, Pat, Frank, Donnie, and Mary Jo).
Carol’s Childhood was spent in the Lanton, MO area. At the age of sixteen, she moved to the Kansas City area following her older sisters Betty and Pat. She worked to support herself while also completing high school at William Chrisman in Independence, MO. Later that year, her High School sweetheart and love of her life, Bob Schaufler moved to Kansas City from Arkansas so they could be together. They were wed on January 30th, 1960 and remained together for 56 years until Bob passed away in 2016Bob and Carol started a family in 1961 with the arrival of the first of their three sons. After several years in Independence and Raytown Bob built their forever home at Raintree Lake in Lee’s Summit in 1975. Carol met the demands of raising three rambunctious boys who dominated her time with countless sporting, school, and church events at High Point Baptist. She also supported Bob as they worked together to launch a successful construction business.
As the kids grew older, Carol opened a new chapter by working at the Internal Revenue Service. She worked at the IRS for over 35 years receiving many achievement awards. During this time Carol enjoyed bowling, traveling, and being active at her local church.
Her retirement years were spent maintaining her many relationships and helping others. She enjoyed outings with her numerous friends, and the precious remaining time she had with her husband Bob. Volunteering to deliver and make food for the One Good Meal program also brought her great joy and satisfaction.
Carol was proceeded in death by Bert Decker(Father), Gladys Decker(Mother), Bob Decker (Brother), Mary Jo Decker(Sister), Donnie Decker (Brother), Betty Sheets (Sister), and Frank Decker (Brother). She is survived by her three sons, Mark Schaufler (Carre), Brian Schaufler, and Robert Schaufler (Lesley); her three grandchildren Brennan Hampton (Gwen), Connor Hampton, and Sydney Schaufler; and her sister Pat Wilson (Bob).
Carol will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She leaves behind beautiful memories and will be dearly missed by all.
A short graveside service is planned to be held on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:00 AM, at the Lees Summit Historical Cemetery for friends and family.