Lynne Ann Schafer, 54, rural Wabash, died at 12:49 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 2, 1959 in Wabash, to Robert and Mary Jo "Jody" (Wright) Pefley.
Lynne was a 1978 graduate of Northfield High School. She was a former member of the Dora Christian Church in rural Wabash, where she was a youth leader. She was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ and served on the sound team. Lynne worked for Production Credit/ Farm Credit in Wabash, and also owned Lynne's Lien Searching and Dedicated Title Co. from 1986 to 2008. She was a former member of the Wabash Area Chamber of Commerce, and a former cheerleading coach for Wabash and Northfield high schools. Lynne was a very active "Meme" to her grandchildren. She loved her family, friends, boating, trips on their Harley Davidson motorcycle, getting manicures and pedicures, and unsweetened tea with extra ice. She was a mom to all. Lynne loved to sparkle and shine, and she believed you can never have enough glitter.
She is survived by her husband, Charles C. "Chuck" Schafer; two daughters, Jill Schafer, Indianapolis, and Julie (Brian) Thompson, Converse; parents, Robert and Jody Pefley, Lagro; two grandchildren, Garrett and Gwen Thompson, Converse; two sisters, JoEllen (Lou) Studio, Wabash, and Susan (John) Kacsits, Rockford, Michigan; brother, David (Lee Ann) Pefley of Lagro; close adopted family, Florian "Flo" Huber, M.D., Salisbury, Maryland, Shyla Simmons, Indianapolis, and Jami Jann, Greenville, South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. St. Rd. 15, Wabash, with Solomon David officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, at Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church
Preferred memorials are the Wabash County Cancer Society and Karsyn Kares.
The memorial guest book for Lynne may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.