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Vera Schaeffer

Vera Katherine Schaeffer (Imes)

Friday, June 29th, 1934 - Monday, October 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Vera Katherine Schaeffer, 86, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 19, 2020. She was born June 29, 1934 in Harrisburg to the late Joseph and Cora (Lenker) Imes.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Donald Schaeffer; 3 daughters, Barbara A. Junker (Thomas), Deborah L. Gilbert (Jerry), Vera E. Brown (Richard); 2 step-sons, Ronald Schaeffer (Melissa), Kenneth Schaeffer (Bonnie); 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Irene Cioban. She was predeceased by 5 siblings.

Vera was a member of Mountain View Bible Church in Hershey. She was an avid baker, a talented piano player, and she enjoyed handcrafting ceramics. She loved being outdoors working in her garden and found joy in cutting the grass. Most importantly she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.

A public visitation will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 10-11 AM at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a private, invite only, funeral service immediately following the viewing with Pastor Elwood Pfaunmiller officiating. Family and friends are invited to watch the services online on Vera’s obituary page, memories and condolences may be shared there as well. Please visit www.matinchekfuneralhome.com to access her memorial page.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    260 E. Main St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    260 E. Main St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Elwood Pfaunmiller
  • Interment

    Location
    Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
    Address
    4855 Londonderry Rd.
    HARRISBURG, PA 17109
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Posted at 08:01pm
We love you so very, very much. Rest peacefully Gram. Fly high angel. Love Amy, John, Britney and Ashley.
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vera ellen brown

Posted at 06:59pm
Mom,
You were a wonderful mother and friend. I will miss you always and cherish every memory. Play your sweet piano for the angels and save a place for us. Until then, may you rest in peace.
Your loving daughter
Vera Ellen
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Diane Briner

Posted at 02:44pm
My deepest sympathy goes out to Barb, Deb, and Vera Ellen... You are my dear cousins and I miss you all and am so sorry to hear of my Aunt Vera's passing. My love goes out to all of you. I remember your Mom was so sweet and she had a baby shower for me when I had my first child... Love to all of you and your families. Diane Skinner Briner
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