Deborah Louise Schoolcraft


    Deborah Louise Schoolcraft of Fayetteville, Arkansas was born November 1, 1951 in Safe, Missouri to Merel Jackson and Irma Hermine (Rieke) Steen and passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the age of 69 years.


    She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Springdale, Arkansas and was active in Lutheran Women’s Missionary League at both Salem Lutheran Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church, where her husband served as pastor.
    She served in many facets in ministry including Sunday School teacher, Superintendent, Vacation Bible School, the choir and used her sewing talent to craft banners for the various churches where she and her husband served. She loved giving of her time and talent for the Lord’s work and was a powerful prayer warrior.  
    She was preceded in death by her parents and youngest sister, Beth Edgar.
    She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Reverend Roger Schoolcraft; one daughter, Andrea Schoolcraft of St. Louis, Missouri; one son, Aaron Schoolcraft and wife Megan of Chaptico, Maryland; four brothers, Merel Steen of St. James, Missouri, Duane Steen of Klamath River, California, Joel Steen of San Jose, California and Terry Steen of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Kathy Glenn of Florissant, Missouri; one granddaughter, Maisie Schoolcraft of Chaptico, Maryland; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the Nelson-Berna Funeral Home in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
    Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in St. James Missouri.
    Funeral service was held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the St. John Lutheran Church in St. James Missouri.
    Burial followed at the St. James Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.