Yvonne (Joey) Underwood Schaffner, born in Griffithville, Ark., on March 2, 1938, died in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008.
She was married to James Schaffner for 22 years. Joey will be remembered as an active member in the Adrian and Morenci communities. Her contributions as a businesswoman, her desire to help those in need, to be a good neighbor, and to be a friend to all will never be forgotten.
Joey owned and operated adult foster care homes in the Morenci area for more than 30 years.
She enjoyed spending the winters in Port Charlotte, Fla., and her summers at Green Valley Campground and always had time to share coffee with a friend.
She was an active member in the American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a life long member of the Republican National Party.
She is survived by three sisters; six step-children, Nona Schaffner, Scott (and Barb) Schaffner, Susan (and Jeffrey) Lowry, John Schaffner, Joyce (and TJ) Kelly and Michelle (and Don) Imbrunone; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers.
Memorial services are being planned for early summer. Additional details will be posted in the Observer.