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Eileen M. Schaeffer, 87, of Grove City, formerly of Irwin Township, Venango County, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Grove Manor following an extended illness. 
She was born in Grove City on Dec. 26, 1929, the daughter of Ernest E. and Lela L. (Smith) Eakin. 
Eileen graduated from Grove City High School in 1949. 
She married William H. Kemery in 1949 and later married Benton E. Schaeffer in 1970. She lived most of her life on a farm and enjoyed her many pet cats. Also, she enjoyed reading, needlepoint, going to yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren. 
Eileen was a former member of Irwin Presbyterian Church and is currently a member of Center Presbyterian Church. For many years, she worked at the Buckwheat Cake Suppers at both Irwin Church and Wesley Grange.
Eileen is survived by five children, Caroline Kemery of Kennerdell, Dennis Kemery of Polk, Janet Whitehouse of Grove City, Robert Kemery of Oil City and Shirley Smith of Grove City; a stepson, Rodney Schaeffer of Jackson Center; a stepdaughter, Carol Alt of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  
Her parents; first and second husbands; infant son, Eddie; and two brothers, Raymond and John Everett Eakin, preceded Eileen in death.
Memorials to Grove Manor, Christian Loving Fund, 435 N. Broad St., Grove City, PA 16127.

Eileen M., 87, of Grove City, formerly of Irwin Township, Venango County.
Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (12-14-17) and 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday (12-15-17) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME INC, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Service: Funeral at 10:30 a.m. Friday (12-15-17) in the funeral home.
Burial: Mount Irwin Cemetery.
Published on December 11, 2017
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