Juanita R. Schaeffer
1928 - 2020
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Schaeffer, Juanita R.
1928 - 2020
Juanita R. Schaeffer, 92, of Plain City, went to be with the Lord on Christmas in her home surrounded by her loving daughters. She was born August 27, 1928 at home in Plain City to the late Merle and Nellie (Lowry) Smith. Juanita was a very active 80 year member of the Journey Community Church (PCUMC) and served many years as a devoted Sunday school teacher. Juanita's first job was working at Clark Clothing Store in downtown Plain City. Juanita then started college at The Ohio State University, graduating in 1954 with her Bachelor's in Education. She married Arthur Schaeffer on March 17, 1955. She began her career as a school teacher in Norwich Township in Hilliard before moving to the Jonathan Alder School District where she taught for 27 years. Juanita was a member of the Union County Retired Teachers Association, Plain City Historical Society and Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens. She was an avid reader, who never met a stranger and loved visiting with people. Juanita also loved her cats. She was a very caring, loving mother to her daughters and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, of 61 years whom she mourned and missed every day after his passing November 8, 2016; along with two older sisters, Elsie Wilcox and Ethel Bidwell, who both doted on her growing up. Juanita is survived by her devoted daughters, Peggy (Roy) Napier, Connie (Rodger) Troyer, Judy Schaeffer; grandchildren, Brandon (Jodie) Napier, Craig (Sayward) Napier, Dustin Napier, Alex Troyer, Jonathan (Chasity) Troyer; great grandchildren, Adrienne, Kameron, Ashtyn, Mackenzie, Sadie, Gracie, Sierra, Marisa, Preston, Garrett, Kolton, Chloe, O'Mair, Charity; great-great-grandchildren, Lawson Troyer, Zoe Winters, Scarlett Black; special niece, Janice Hurd; special nephew, Jerry Bidwell; special friend, Donna Blalock. A gathering will be held from 1-4PM Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Ferguson Funeral Home, 202 E. Main Street, Plain City, OH 43064, where a memorial service will begin immediately following at 4PM Sunday. Private burial Forest Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Journey Community Church, 11100 Lafayette- Plain City Rd., Plain City, Ohio 43064 or Loving Care Hospice, 779 London Ave., Marysville, Ohio 43040. Social distancing and wearing masks will be practiced at all events. Visit fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to share a special memory.



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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2021.
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