Kathryn Kay Schaffer

November 04, 1943 ‒ January 09, 2021

Loudonville, Ohio

Kathryn Kay Schaffer passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, in Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. She was 77.

She was born on November 4, 1943, to parents Fred & Marcella (Butts) Kaylor in Loudonville, Ohio. After Kathryn graduated from Loudonville High School with the class of 1961, she married Walter Schaffer on December 29, 1962, and they were married for 45 years until Walter’s passing in 2008.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Loudonville for many years, in which time she was active as the Council Secretary and with the Children’s Sermon.

She is survived by her children Cliff (Joanne) Schaffer, James (Lynn) Schaffer, and Theresa “Terri” (Matt) Kelly; 7 grandchildren Travis Schaffer, Dani Schaffer, Morgan Schaffer, Rachel Schaffer, Lauren Schaffer, Luke Kelly, and Brooke Kelly; 6 great-grandchildren; her sisters Barb Shrimplin and Marilyn Fraunfelter; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Walter, and two brothers Jim Kaylor and Bob Kaylor.

Private family services will be held in Kathryn’s honor.

Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Kathryn’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • So sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to all of you. Aunt Avis.

  • My condolences. I was in circle at church with Kate many years ago. I always enjoyed knowing her.
    Death is not
    Extinguishing the light –
    It is putting our the lamp
    Because the dawn has come.

  • My deepest sympathies for the loss of your dear mother. Growing up at Zion, my mother & Kate were in Circle together. When I was in high school, Kate decided she wanted me to give her piano lessons. I don’t recall them lasting too terribly long….several months maybe…but I remember her with great fondness. She had a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. I never gave lessons before or after that… Over the years when I looked back, I’m pretty sure Kate was just doing that to encourage the shy and insecure kid that I was. Her spirit of sacrificial, Christian servanthood set her apart from the ordinary. I’m sure she is wearing many crowns today.

  • My sympathy in the passing of your mom and grandma. She was talented in many ways, and, you, her family are a wonderful legacy. May
    God grant you strength and peace.

  • So sorry to hear of Kate’s passing. She sacrificed much to serve others. We are thinking of you and pray for your grieving hearts to be comforted .

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