Doris Ann (Muhlenkamp) Schafer, age 83, formerly of Versailles Road, Russia, passed away of natural causes early morning Oct. 1, 2012, at the Versailles Health Care Center, where she had been a resident.
She was born May 24, 1929, at St. Anthony, to the late Edward and Rosella (Uhlman) Muhlenkamp.
On May 28, 1949, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Doris married Jerome "Jerry" Schafer, who preceded her in death on March 29, 2006.
Doris is survived by four sons, Michael and Ola Schafer of Russia, Neal and Dotti Schafer of Russia, Jeffrey and Cheryl Schafer of Russia, Daniel and Toni Schafer of Houston; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; 11 siblings, Don and Dorothy Muhlenkamp of Fort Recovery, Vera and Don Alig of Portland, Ind., Thelma and Dave Barga of North Star, Mary Jane and Carl Obringer of Fort Recovery, Marge Paulus of Celina, Kenneth Muhlenkamp of Fort Recovery, Ruth and John Hardin of Sarasota, Fla., Ginny and Pat McClurg of Versailles, Dave and Marcia Muhlenkamp of Fort Recovery, Connie Andrus of Dubland, Judy and Jerry Schulze of Celina; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Romie Buehler of McCartyville, Virginia Brandewie of Minster, Esther Schafer of Fort Loramie, Marty Schafer of Fort Loramie, Jack Siler of Pleasant Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She had also been preceded in death by an infant sister and brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim Paulus, Carol Muhlenkamp and Tom Andrus.
Doris was a homemaker. She loved a good game of cards, traveling with Jerry, and celebrating birthdays with her sisters. Years ago had also enjoyed golf, bowling, and painting. Doris attended St. Remy Catholic Church and had also been active in St. Ann's Ladies Sodality.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Remy Church in Russia with Rev. Frank Amberger presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday 9 to 9:45 a.m.? at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com
Published in The Daily Advocate from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2012