Ruth E. Schaeffer


June 18, 2012

Ruth E. Schaeffer, Orlando, Fla., went home to be with our Lord on Monday.

Born in Pine Grove, in 1949, she was a daughter of Pearl Schaeffer, Pine Grove.

She was a 1967 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and a 1971 graduate of Penn State University.

Ruth served in the Peace Corps in South America and she also resided in South Korea, Columbia and Philadelphia.

She was a teacher at Montverde Academy, where this year's yearbook was dedicated to her.

Ruth was an active member of St. Luke's Methodist Church, Orlando.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are three sisters, Betty Ann Herriage, North Carolina, Jeanne Schaeffer, and Sandra Witmer and her husband, Bert, all of Pine Grove; two brothers, Bill Schaeffer and his wife, Deborah, and Bob Schaeffer and his wife, Ruthann, all of Pine Grove; 12 nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at St. Luke's Methodist Church, Orlando, and at Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, Pine Grove. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the . Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, is in charge.


Published in Republican & Herald on June 23, 2012