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Mel C. Davis Schiefer

September 6, 1944 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Mel Davis Schiefer Obituary

Mel C. Davis Schiefer passed away surrounded by her family in Burlington, Iowa, on December 5, 2023.  She was 79 years old.

Mel was born September 6, 1944 in Nevada, Missouri, the daughter of Jesse and Alta (Hogan) Harper.  Mel was a kind hearted woman who had a passion for helping people.  She achieved her Masters degree to work as a mental health therapist to further that goal.  Mel loved spending time with her children, grandson and siblings.  She enjoyed ballroom dancing, antiquing and her cats.  Her kindness and compassion will be missed, but her memory will live on through all who love her.

Mel is survived by her daughter, Melanie Davis; grandson, Alexander Buckingham; siblings; Robin (Larry) Scism, Catherine Harper, Delton Harper, Ray Dean Scism (brother-in-law), Steve Buckingham (son-in-law) and Diana Wolfe longtime friend and care Giver, and multiple nieces and nephews.

Sadly, Mel is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Earl Schiefer, her children, Tony Lee Davis and Terri Lee Buckingham; siblings, Jessie, Lawrence, Lonnie LuCreta, Glenda, Mary, Kenden, and Homer; her parents, Jesse and Alta; and her beloved cat, Stormy.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Prugh Funeral Service and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Missouri.

A memorial has been established for the Southeastern Community College Foundation. “The Edward Schiefer Career Check Scholarship.  Anyone who would like to donate to the foundation please make checks payable to the SCC foundation with a memo for Mel Davis Schiefer. 

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