Ethel Marie Schaeffer

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Ethel Marie (Whitson) Schaeffer, 82, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Long View Nursing Home in Manchester. Born May 21, 1935, in Bakersville, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Nervie Whitson. She was the wife of Russell Wantz Schaeffer, Jr. her loving husband of 59 years. Ethel was a seamstress at English American Tailoring and worked at Twin Kiss in Westminster, formerly owned by the Schaeffer family. She graduated from Tipton Hill High School in Bakersville, NC. Ethel attended Hampstead Baptist Church in Hampstead. She enjoyed gardening, bluegrass music, and spending time with her loving family. In addition to her husband, Ethel is survived by her son, Allen Schaeffer and wife Melody, of Frederick, and her daughter, Cindy Schaeffer and husband Jim Grice, of Baltimore. She is also survived by her sisters, Etta Buchanan of Bakersville, NC and Ruth Opal Ford, of West Palm Beach, FL. She was predeceased by siblings Sam Whitson, Coy Whitson, Guy Whitson, Polly Ollis and Hedy Von Hagel. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pritts funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Brammer officiating. Interment will be in Krider's United Church of Christ Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at:

Funeral Home
Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 23, 2017
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