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December 3, 1941 February 23, 2019
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Betty Schaefer age 77 of Plymouth passed away peacefully on Saturday February 23,2019 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawka campus.  

Betty was born on December 3, 1941 in Knox, Indiana to Otto and Evelyn (Phillips) Engel. Betty has been a lifelong resident of the Plymouth area. She was a graduate of the Plymouth High School Class of 1960. On August 24, 1963 Betty became the bride of John Schaefer in a ceremony in the Church of Christ. Betty worked at Bomarko in Plymouth for 41 plus years before she retired in November of 2018. She enjoyed reading, watching movies and playing Solitaire, and being a loving wife and mother. She was often found looking for treasures at garage and estate sales. Betty was kind hearted and had compassion for all animals especially the family’s pets. She leaves behind her 2 cats Jaxson and Sadie.  

Those left to cherish Betty’s memory are her husband of 55 years, John Schaefer of Plymouth; her daughter Melinda Schaefer of Plymouth; her son Mark and Monica Schaefer of Plymouth; her brother Chuck and Mary Engel of Frankfort, Ohio; Betty was preceded in passing by her parents.  

A time of visiting with the Schaefer family and a Celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Wednesday March 13, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 West Madison Street Plymouth, Indiana 46563.  

The Schaefer family request memorial contributions in Betty’s name be made to Pet Refuge, 4626 S. Burnett Drive South Bend, Indiana 46614  

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories of Betty with her family at;  

The Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for the Schaefer family.

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5:00 PM 3/13/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home

300 West Madison Street
Plymouth, IN 46563

Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home
300 West Madison Street Plymouth 46563 IN
United States

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