LAKE WALES - Annie B. Schaefer of Lake Wales passed away at home with family on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at her residence due to complications of a fall.
Ann was born December 7, 1916 in Bath, Maine to the late Edgar L. and Victoria (Renaud) Eastman and has been a resident of Lake Wales since 1983, moving here from Miami. She graduated from Business College, owned and operated her own florist business in Miami for over 20 years and in her retirement, worked as a tax professional with H&R Block. Ann was an avid and devoted lover of all animals, in particular her family pets.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester J. Schaefer and son-n-law, David H. Burns.
Survivors include son, Nicholas and his wife Rita Schaefer of Lake Wales; her daughters, Victoria Ann Burns of Craig, CO, Judith Stacy Gault of Watkinsville, GA; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Celebration of her life and reception will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 PM Friday, June 21, 2013 at the family residence in Lake Wales. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Polk County Humane Society, 555 Sage Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33881, or in care of Marion Nelson Funeral Home, 454 South Buck Moore Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33853.