Dorothy Ann Schaffer

November 13, 1930 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Dorothy Schaffer Obituary

Dorothy Ann Schaffer, 93, of Bellevue, Ohio, passed away in her home on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Dorothy was born November 13, 1930 to John and Veronica (Leis) Miller in Bismarck, Ohio, and married Paul J. Schaffer at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church on October 9, 1954. Together, they raised their four sons in Bellevue.   They celebrated 60 years together before Paul’s death in June of 2015.

Dorothy was a graduate of Bellevue High School and worked at the General Electric plant while she awaited the return of her fiancé from military service.   Along with raising her children, she volunteered in many activities in the schools and recreation department.   Later she worked at Woodard Photographic as a photographic artist and head of the art department.

Dorothy was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church, was a member the Altar Rosary Society, sang in the choir, was the Spiritual Prayer Leader for St. Vincent DePaul, organized the laundry for altar linen team, was a member of the funeral luncheon team, and was a grade school gym teacher.  She made her Catholic faith the center of everything she did.

Dorothy enjoyed playing sports including volleyball and tennis and attended any sport her children or grandchildren were in.   She enjoyed crafts and especially enjoyed crocheting, making scarfs, hats and numerous afghans.  She was always ready to play cards and played almost daily with her husband.   She also enjoyed cooking and baking and was known for her cookies.   She was generous with all and will be missed by family and friends. 

Dorothy is survived by her four sons and their spouses: John and Tricia (Beverly Hills MI.), Steve and Kim (Silverdale, WA.), Greg and Pat (Whitehouse, OH.), and Jeff and Susan (Sylvania, OH.), her fifteen grandchildren: Brian (Catherine), Matthew(Amanda), David(Veronica), Rose(Nate), Lily, Drew, Kelly(Shane), Paul, Kevin, Ryan(Kate), Michael(Cassidy), Kyle, Casey, Justin, and Matthew and 11 great grandchildren: James, Charlie, Jack, Noah, Max, Miles ,Evan, Malcolm, Thyme, Liam and a boy in due in April.   She is also survived by her siblings: Norma Miller Young and Harold Miller.

In addition to her husband Paul, Dorothy was preceded in death by her grandson Joseph, her parents John and Veronica, her siblings Marcella Geiger, Wilma Bednarz, Bernie Daniel, Arden Miller, Harriet Hahler, Rev. Elden Miller and John Miller.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Foos & Foos Funeral Home.   Viewing will be private.   All are invited to the funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Bellevue Ohio on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:00am.  Family and friends are invited to join together following Mass in the Church basement for a luncheon and celebration of Dorothy’s life.    

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Immaculate Conception Church, St. Vincent De Paul or the charity of your choice.

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Funeral Mass
February 28, 2024

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (St, Bellevue)

February 28, 2024

Bellevue Catholic Cemetery
Monroe Street
Bellevue, OH 44811


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