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 Sarah <I>Karnes</I> Schaffer

Sarah Karnes Schaffer

Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Mar 2012 (aged 55)
Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 86863723 · View Source
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Sarah Schaffer, 55, Defiance, passed away at home on Thursday, March 15, 2012, following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Defiance on December 28, 1956, to John and Patricia (Flory) Karnes. Sarah graduated from Defiance High School in 1975, and attended Bowling Green State University. On June 2, 1979, she married Jeff Schaffer, who survives. Sarah was employed as a payroll clerk at Manville for 10 years, obtained her cosmetology license, and most recently was an optometric technician at Defiance Optometric, where she worked 17 years.

In addition to Jeff, Sarah will be sadly missed by her son, Tony, his wife, Melanie, and grandson, Grady, who was the light of her life. Also surviving are three brothers, Philip (Deena) Karnes of Defiance, Steve (Mary Ann) Karnes of Mission Viejo, Calif., and John (Corinne) Karnes, Seattle, Wash.; in-laws, Wayne and Sally Schaffer, Dick and Cindy Shaffer, Tim and Becky Schaffer, all of Defiance, and Steve Schaffer, Mooresville, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Sarah in death were her parents; stepmother, Sarah Karnes; and sister, Susan Williams.

A celebration of Sarah's life will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 19, at St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster Street, Defiance. Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday, March 18, from 6-8 p.m., with additional visitation time one hour prior to the service. The Reverend Doctor William Nirote will officiate. Handling arrangements is Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to CHP Hospice the Caring Way of Defiance or Good Samaritan School. Condolences may be left at
~ Defiance Crescent News 16 Mar 2012 ~

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