Kathy L. (Parker) Schaffer, age 66, of Cumming, formerly of Utica, N.Y., passed away June 8, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.
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Kathy was born in Chicago, Ill., to the late W. Allen and Doris Parker. She was a homemaker and a licensed cosmetologist for many years. In 2012, Kathy relocated to Cumming to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
She was an avid gardener who loved hummingbirds. She enjoyed fishing and jewelry making and was passionate about her family.
Kathy leaves behind her loving husband of 21 years, Kevin J. Schaffer of Utica, N.Y.; daughter, Carrie and son-in-law Chris Patterson of Cumming; son, Sean and daughter-in-law Allison Patterson of Cumming; stepdaughter, Eileen Schaffer of Saratoga, N.Y.; stepson, Dustin Schaffer of Gilbert, Ariz. She is also survived by her beloved granddaughters, Jazzmine and Kylie; her brother, Richard Parker and family of Portland, Ore.; her sister, Sheryll Parker and family of Alpharetta; and her brother, Kevin Parker and family of Alpharetta.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to Amedisys Hospice at The Cristen Foundation, 5959 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Forsyth County News from June 11 to June 14, 2014
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