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Scott Schaper

Scott K. Schaper, 67, of Springfield passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at his residence.

He was born April 30, 1954, to Randolph and Grace (Moore) Schaper in Cape Girardeau. 

Scott was a 1972 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was assigned to the Seabees and served one year in the Naval Reserve. He then enlisted in the United States Army and retired in 1992 at the rank of staff sergeant. He worked in construction and then, for many years, as an over-the-road truck driver.

Scott is survived by his mother, Grace Schaper of Jackson; four siblings, Richard Schaper of Springfield, Allen (Vicki) Schaper of Carl’s Junction, Patricia Wells of Peculiar, and Kevin Schaper of Jackson; four nieces, Melissa (Andrew) Jordan, Janell (Dustin) Franks, Alicia (Cory) Hammonds, and Kyla (Larry) Russell; and two nephews, Andrew Schaper and Kyle (Stacy) Schaper.

He was preceded in death by his father, Randolph Schaper.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home followed by military honors. A private burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made to the family by clicking on Scott’s obituary page at

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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