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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