Karen L. Schaeffer (1949 - 2019)

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Service Information
Peterson Funeral Home
153 Jefferson St.
Brookville, PA
15825
(814)-849-8355
Visitation
Monday, Apr. 29, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Obituary

Karen L. Schaeffer, 69, of Walnut St. Brookville, PA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at home. She was born on December 16, 1949 in Punxsutawney, PA, the daughter of the late Robert M. Shaffer and Margaret F. Burkett Shaffer. For over 30 years Karen worked as an operator and a maintenance administrator for Bell Atlantic, also know as Bell of PA, and later with Verizon Communications. Karen was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brookville, a member of the Rebecca M. Arthur's Memorial Library board, and she also was involved in planning Brookville's Victorian Christmas. Karen loved antiquing, playing cards, and playing Bingo, but her heart always belonged to her five grandchildren - Samuel, Benjamin, Caleb, Jacob, and Jonah; she loved watching them play sports and Skyped with them. Karen is survived by her daughter, Ricki Light (husband John) of Jonestown, PA and her son, Jeffrey Roberts (wife Hsiang) of Nashville, TN; two sisters, Denise Kluchurosky (husband Louis) of Indiana, PA, and Lori Koltenuk (husband Larry) of Danville, PA; and one brother – Gary Shaffer (wife Sandy) of Ft. Myers, FLA. Karen was preceded in death by her parents and her fiancée Dan Marchioni.
As requested by Karen, the family will receive friends on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by a private service to be held by the family officiated by the Rev. Dennis Johnson.
Karen would appreciate any memorial contributions in her name to be made to the First United Methodist Church – 205 Jefferson St. Brookville, PA 15825, the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library – 223 Valley St. Brookville, PA 15825, or to the donor's choice and in leu of flowers the family would like to thank you.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Peterson Funeral Home, 153 Jefferson St. Brookville, PA 15825, at (814) 849-8355.
Published in The Courier Express on Apr. 28, 2019
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