Janet Schaffer

Janet Yuill Schaffer (Roush)

Thursday, July 6th, 1922 - Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
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SCHAFFER, Janet Yuill (Roush)
98, of Dayton, passed away on July 14, 2020 at Bethany Village. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Mason F. and Isabella H. (Buchanan) Roush, her husband of 58 ½ years, George D. Schaffer, her older sister, Eleanor Straub, and her younger brother Donald Roush. Janet was born July 6, 1922, graduated from Fairview High School in 1940, and attended Miami Jacobs Business College. She worked as a secretary in Washington, D.C. for the Bureau of the Navy, and in Dayton for Standard Register and Gem City Savings & Loan, where she met her husband, George, whom she married on September 16, 1950.

Janet served as an officer, or in various other support capacities, for Cornell Heights PTA, Fairview HS Cotillion, Hale United Church of Christ Women’s Guild, Dayton Rotary Boys Choir, Dayton Music Club, P.E.O. Chapter K, and United Methodist Women. She was a volunteer fundraiser for the American Heart Association for many years. Janet enjoyed card parties, Downtown Dayton Day, visiting her grandmother’s farm in Ripley, OH, dancing at Lakeside and the Masonic Temple, playing the piano Lewanda style, tailoring her own clothes, and growing African violets and lilies-of-the-valley.

Janet is survived by her three children, Greg (Nancy) Schaffer of Huntersville, NC, Ann (Mark) Schmidt of Matthews, NC and Bruce Schaffer of Kettering; five grandchildren Emilie (Hunter) Boothby, Daniel (Kaitlyn) Schmidt, Peter (Kelly) Schmidt, Isabella and Suzanne Schmidt; and one great-granddaughter, Ana Rose Schmidt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janet’s memory to the American Heart Association, 1313 W. Dorothy Ln. Dayton, OH 45409, or to Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH 45429-2612. Services are private. Arrangements entrusted with Baker Hazel and Snider Funeral Home. Online memories and condolences may be left at
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With many fond memories of a wonderful, sweet person.
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Helen Heitz

Posted at 02:15pm
Dear Bruce and Schaffer Family,
I've had the privilege of knowing your dear, sweet mother, Janet for almost 50 years, mainly through Christ United Methodist Church in Kettering. She was blessed with the most wonderful, caring family. Janet loved all of you, and you, in turn, loved your sweet matriarch in the family. Bruce, and all the family, did absolutely everything to make Janet's later life comfortable.
I admire your love of family.
In sympathy, Helen Heitz.

Dear Helen,
Thank you very much for remembering our mother and family with your kind, gracious comments. Mother loved her church family at Christ United Methodist Church; was happy worshipping there with our father, George, the congregation, and her many dear, close friends; and enjoyed participating in the service activities of the church over many years. We were very sorry that, due to the current coronavirus challenges, it wasn't possible to hold an open, public visitation and funeral service for mother, which would have brought crowd risks. We would have liked to have enabled all of mother's long-time friends to come and pay their respects, if they wished; and we would have liked to greet many people that we haven't seen in a long time, but it just wasn't possible, given the pandemic.
Love, Bruce Schaffer & the Family of Janet Schaffer.

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