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Treva Eileen Schaeffer

82, of Westlake, Ohio, formerly of Massillon, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Born in Bippus, Ind., March 1, 1932, a daughter to the late Elmer and Florence Rickert, Treva married her high school sweetheart, Vernon ''Bud'' Schaeffer in 1955. After moving to Massillon she worked for many years as an elementary school librarian for the Massillon City Schools. She served on the board of the Salvation Army in Massillon as well as on the board of the Massillon School Employees Credit Union. She was a long-time member of the Massillon Woman''s Club and volunteered for many years at Massillon Community Hospital. More recently she was active at Rocky River Presbyterian Church and enjoyed serving as a Red Coat at Playhouse Square. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, Vernon Lee Schaeffer; her brother, Robert M. Rickert; her step-mother, Mildred Lehman and a step-sister, Maxalene Altman. Treva is survived by her daughter, Rhonda (Scott) Miller, of Bethesda, Md. and son, Mark A. (Laurie) Schaeffer, of Avon Lake, Ohio; her beloved granddaughters, Sarah and Catherine Grace Miller and Elizabeth and Julia Schaeffer. Also surviving is her sister, Geneva Harris; two sisters-in-law, Carol Woodworth and Mary Alice Rickert, and a step-sister, Alice Roth. An interment service will take place at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Massillon. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 a.m. A memorial service will be held Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Rocky River Presbyterian Church, preceded by an hour of visitation from 6-7 p.m. in the church.

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