Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - July 7, 1992
HAVANA -- Arlene Schaeffer, 80,
of 627 E. Main died at 7:01 a.m. Monday, July 6, 1992, at St. John's Hospital in
Born Oct. 16, 1911, in Mason County to George and Grace Sarff Blessman, she
married Floyd "Ben" Schaeffer on Feb. 1, 1930, in Virginia, Ill.
He survives, along with five daughters, Barbara "Bobbie" Hess of Canton, Rita
Smith and Joyce Foster, both of Havana, Janice Vanderveen of Kilbourne and Linda
Witt of Chillicothe; four sons, Richard "Dick" of Sunnyland, Danny of Canton,
Donald of Havana and Charles "Chuck" of Brimfield; one brother, Freeman Blessman
of Bath; one sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Lora) Conklin of Havana; 16 grandchildren; six
stepgrandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. One
brother preceded her in death.
She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Hopewell and Royal Neighbors
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, where
visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in
Memorials may be made to her church or Fairview Cemetery Fund.
Contributed by: Sherry McCullough