Mari Alexis Schaeffer (1987 - 2014)

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Mari Alexis Schaeffer, 26, of Vandalia, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, when she passed away at the Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colo. She no longer lives serving Him within the confounds of the old body, but now walks free on streets of pure gold no longer in pain, and never to feel sorrow or fear again.
A celebration ceremony will be held to honor Mari's life at 11 a.m. on Friday at First Church of God in rural Vandalia. There will be a receiving and reception time from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. A private family burial will take place at Griffith Cemetery in rural Brownstown following the ceremonies at the church. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Illinois State Youth Ministries. Online condolences may be shared at
Mari Alexis Schaeffer was born on Nov. 4, 1987, in Palm Springs, Calif.
She graduated from Vandalia Community High School in 2006 and finished a bachelor's degree in urban and cross cultural ministry at Greenville College. She was employed as an administrative assistant at New Horizons Christian Counseling in Salem, and was a member of the First Church of God of Vandalia.
Mari is survived by her parents, Jim and Cindy (Reams) Hof of Vandalia; maternal grandparents, Mary Reams of Vandalia and the late John Reams; paternal grandparents, John and Pat Hof of Carmel, Ind.; father, Lex Schaeffer and his wife Dyana of Palm Desert, Calif.; brother, Luke Hohlt and his wife Megan of Greenville, and their children Kynley, Maybry, and Sylas; and brother, Zach Schaeffer and his wife Megan of Bloomington-Normal and their children Mackenzie and William.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, John Reams; and paternal grandparents, Harvey and Ruth Schaeffer.

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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 26 to Apr. 2, 2014