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Lyla Jean SchaefferLyla Jean Schaeffer, 85, of Kittanning, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights.
She was born on September 12, 1928 in Ford Cliff, PA, the daughter of James C. and Twila I. (Stewart) Galbraith.
Jean was a resident of the Kittanning area most of her life and graduated from Kittanning High School in 1947. She devoted her life to caring for her family, but later worked as the tax collector for Rayburn Twp. from 2007-2010. Jean attended West Glade Run Presbyterian Church and held former memberships with the Eastern Star Chapter 277 and the Sunnyside Home Extension. In her spare time she loved to paint ceramics, and nothing made her happier than spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Karl E. Schaeffer and wife, Chris, and Kenneth R. Schaeffer and wife, Sonya, both of Kittanning; daughters, Kathleen A. Jewart and husband, Randall, of Clarkesville, GA, and Kimberly A. Schaeffer, of Kittanning; grandchildren, Kevin Schaeffer and wife, Brandy, Carolyn Misencik and husband, Jacob, Matt Schaeffer and wife, Autumn, Courtney Jewart, William Fox and companion, Sue, Shawn Rumbaugh, Samantha Schaeffer, Steven Schaeffer, Sarah O'Masta and husband, John, and Sam Slagle and wife, Kayla; and great-grandchildren, Tabbi Fox, Tyler Wolfe, Seth Jewart, Elliott and Aiden Schaeffer, Carson Misencik, Dalyla O'Masta, Avery Misencik, Landon Slagle, Trent Misencik and Camryn Schaeffer.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 56 years, James E. Schaeffer, who died June 2, 2007; brother, James Galbraith; and one infant brother.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Colleen McFarland officiating.
Burial will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jean's honor to West Glade Run Presbyterian Church, 943 West Glade Run Road, Kittanning, PA 16201.
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