SCHAEFFER, Susan Elizabeth 68, of High Springs, FL, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2021 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, Florida. Susan was born August 29, 1953 in Tucson, AZ. Always the life of the party, she was known for her kind hearted nature, sense of humor, contagious laughter, and her loyal commitment to friends and family. She was queen of the kitchen, a prolific gardener, lover of the outdoors and animals, appreciated music and the arts, and was a voracious reader. She is survived by her son, Zach Rengert; two older brothers, Phillip Schaeffer (Mary), Mark Schaeffer (Lynn); a younger sister, Linda Schaeffer; and the love of her life, Buck Vassar. Susan is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Inez Schaeffer and one older brother, Steve Schaeffer. Susan was a graduate of Robinson High School and the University of South Florida. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday October 9, 2021 at 10 am at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, 2715 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32605. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Haven Hospice, 6037 W. US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 or The American Cancer Society
Published by Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 8, 2021.