GREENVILLE - Henry W. Schafer, 86, of Greenville, passed away the afternoon of Nov. 26, 2013, at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.
He was born March 26, 1927, in Darke County, son of the late Gerald S. and Mabel G. (Michael) Schafer.
A veteran of the US Marine Corps, Henry had spent most of his life farming. After retirement he worked as a carry out for Eikenberry's IGA. He was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church, the Moose, Eagles, and American Legion all in Greenville.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, P. Clarabelle (Bixler) Schafer, whom he married Oct. 25, 1945; a daughter, Georgianna (Marvin) Crawford of Greenville; a son, Harold (Judy) Schafer of Greenville; grandchildren, Laura Bryson, Paullette Kennedy, Kathy Hatch, and Bradley Hatch; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Schafer of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Entombment will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice or the Resident Aid Fund at Rest Haven Nursing Home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com