Teddy K. Schanafelt


KENNEY — Teddy K. Schanafelt, 85, of Kenney, passed away at 11:06 a.m. on May 10, 2022. at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Paradise Cemetery, Salem, Ill., with the Rev. Christine Cunningham officiating followed by  military honors. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association.

Teddy was born on August 14, 1936, in Salem, the son of Keith and Erma (Shanafelt) Schanafelt.

Survivors include his children, Denise (Rick) Johnson, Kenney; Bryan (Robyn) Schanafelt, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sheila (Steve) Taylor, Miss.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Dixie (Jerry) Graham, Salem.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Kay Fyke.

Teddy was a graduate of Southern Illinois University (SIU) in engineering and a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. He formerly wrote sports stories for the Pantagraph, was a member of the Wapella Christian Church, past president of the Bass Club, in Bloomington, coached for the Canton Redbirds women’s softball team, and was an originator of the Khoury League, in Wapella.

He enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, Cracker Barrel, fried chicken and camping. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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