R. Keith Schaffner

Schaffner R KeithKeith R. Schaffner, 96, the owner of Schaffner’s Furniture Store in Falls Creek, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Christ the King Manor.

Keith was born February 8, 1919 in Punxsutawney, PA to Roy Cullen Schaffner and Zelda Domb Schaffner.

He represents the fifth generation from Heinrich Schaffner, who came to America in 1816, and the third generation to own the furniture store – in the family for over 100 years.
He graduated from Falls Creek High School in 1936 and Muskingum College in 1940. He was involved in many community organizations. Keith was a successful businessman, avid hunter and fishermen, talented musician, loving father, kind Christian man, creative grandfather, and fun great grandfather. People appreciated his warm smile.

Keith Schaffner was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Joanna Baun, and his brother John Schaffner.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marian Etta Thompson Schaffner; his two daughters Peggy Church (Tom) of Wichita, KS and Sally Vogel (Vic) of Lewisburg, PA; his son Tom Schaffner of Treasure Lake, PA; his four grandchildren Becky Phelps (Tommy), Julia Shetlar (Martin) both of Wichita, KS, Chris Vogel (Jess) of Canonsburg, PA, and Heather Williams (Stephen) of Jacksonville, FL; his eight great grandchildren Abbey, Carley, Grant, Isaac, Eli, Alana, Harper, Lainey, Kade and Viviaan.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Falls Creek United Methodist Church. Mr. Schaffner’s son-in–law Rev. Tom Church and Rev. David Chin will officiate. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Tuesday, August 4 at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc. An additional hour of viewing will be held at the church Wednesday from 10:30 am until the service begins.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christ the King Manor: 1100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 or Falls Creek United Methodist Church: 48 Church Street, Falls Creek, PA 15840.

Online tributes can be made at www.mohneyyargarfuneralchapel.com.

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