TELL CITY - Jennifer Schaaf, 34, beloved daughter of Jeanne and Paul Sanders of Cannelton and Gordon and Denise Schaaf of Goffstown, N.H., passed away June 8, 2014, at her home she shared with her sweetheart, the love of her life, Jack Kelly and her rescue dog, Harley, in Middle River, Md.
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Jennifer had an exuberant and bubbly personality. As a child, Paul would ask her to "show us your mad face" and she always did it with glee. She was very loving and would come jump in bed, even as a teen, just to be close to her mom.
Jennifer loved to laugh, travel and spend time with the people she loved. She was terrific at keeping in touch with family. She loved to talk, and my, how she could talk.
While attending Tell City High School, Jennifer was involved in the Marching Marksmen Band and played volleyball, basketball and tennis. Barry Reasoner, retired band director, was one of her favorite people.
In her late 20s, Jennifer discovered she had a gift for working with the elderly. She loved them and they loved her back. She was wonderful at taking care of her grandmother, Megan Appleton, during Megan's final years. Her uncles, Bill and Tom Appleton, really appreciated her help. She worked in a nursing home in Baltimore where she had to learn to cook kosher to take care of her "family" of patients. She didn't just prepare their food, she spent time with them and their families.
Jennifer will be greatly missed and was taken from this life, unexpectedly, all too soon.
Also surviving is a sister, Jessica Taylor, and her husband, Brandon, and their children, Rylyn and Landon of Evansville; her brothers, Curtis Schaaf (Sarah Malouin) of Vernal, Utah; Dana Schaaf of Queens, N.Y., Eric Schaaf of Dover, N.H. and Scott Schaaf of Goffstown, N.H.; grandparents William Appleton of Tell City and Bernice Dunn Schaaf of Southington, Conn.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday, June 14, at Huber Funeral Home, 1139 12th Street in Tell City, with burial in Stewartsville Cemetery in Stewartsville, Ind. The Rev. Dennis Duvelius will officiate.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Stewartsville Cemetery, care of Jane Reynolds, 9750 Story St., Poseyville, IN 47633.
Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Published in Perry County News on June 12, 2014
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