Dorothy V. Schaffer

LOUISVILLE – Dorothy V. Schaffer, 96, formerly of Westville Lake, died Monday at her daughter’s home in Louisville.

Born Dec. 4, 1917, in Alliance, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (McKenzie) Sefert.

Mrs. Schaffer was a graduate of the University of Mount Union and retired from West Branch Schools after 32 years of teaching.

Survivors include her daughter, Jill (Joe) Simone of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Schaffer, whom she married in 1939; and two sons, Richard Schaffer and Timothy Schaffer.

A private service will be held. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s honor to Alliance Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Road, Alliance, Ohio 44601; or Community Bible Church, 18146 Harrisburg-Westville Road, Beloit; Ohio 44609.

Arrangements were handled by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home in Sebring.

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