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Rose Marie (Schaefer) Baugus

August 6, 1931 ~ October 24, 2019 (age 88)


Rose Marie Baugus, age 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. 

She was born Aug. 6, 1931, in Commerce, Missouri, to Lawrence and Matilda Bullinger Schaefer. Rose married Calvin Andrew “C.A.” Baugus on Nov. 13, 1948, in Piggott Arkansas. They had been married 65 years when he passed away Jan. 6, 2014.

Loving survivors include a daughter, Jackie (Steve) Rafferty of Tucson, Arizona; four grandchildren, Sarah (Aaron) Foote of Gordonville; Blake Rafferty of Seattle, Washington; Scott (Trish) Rafferty of Farmington, Utah; and Natalie (Wayne) Saupe of Jackson; eight great-grandchildren, Owen, Isaac and Allison Rafferty, Ellie, Mia and Lila Foote, Kendall and Flynn Saupe; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.A. Baugus; daughter, Karen Turner; son, James Baugus; two sisters, Dora Koehler and Frieda Schaeffer; and six brothers, Zeno, Arnold, Otto, Cleophas, Theon and Roy Schaefer.

Rose was a gracious, kind and fun-loving woman who was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She was always ready to tell a joke, a story or listen endlessly to others. Rose loved to laugh, cook, sing, fish and make new friends. For many years she was an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a volunteer with the Girl Scouts. She received awards for her outstanding contributions to the Missouri Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.

Rose brought such joy to the lives of many, and her courageous loving spirit will live in their hearts forever.

Please join Rose’s family for a service to celebrate her life at 6:30 p.m. Monday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau and for visitation starting at 4 p.m. 

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ovar’coming Together, 2625 N. Meridian St., Suite No. 108, Indianapolis, IN 46208; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Lutheran Home Hospice.

To send flowers to Rose's family, please visit our floral section.


October 28, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
McCombs Funeral Home, Inc.
McCombs Funeral Home
1425 Kurre Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Funeral Service
October 28, 2019

6:30 PM
McCombs Funeral Home, Inc.
McCombs Funeral Home
1425 Kurre Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

October 29, 2019

10:00 AM
Sikeston Garden of Memories
1001 W Murray Lane
Sikeston, MO 63801


Ovar’coming Together
2625 N. Meridian St., Suite No. 108, Indianapolis IN 46208

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Lutheran Home Health & Hospice, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
2825 Bloomfield Road, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
Tel: 1-573-335-0158

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