Dorothy Schaeffer

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Dorothy Eleanor Schaeffer, age 89 passed away on August 14, 2023at her home in Murfreesboro, TN. Dorothy was born on December 24, 1933, in Pioneer, IA. She was the daughter of Carl and Bessie Bollock Powers. She grew up in the Pocahontas, IA area where she attended rural schools and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Dorothy married Harold Schaeffer on August 24, 1950. She was employed in several retail stores in Pocahontas and owned and operated Our Own Hardware from 1980 until 1990. In October 2010, they moved to Murfreesboro, TN. Dorothy enjoyed her dogs, gardening, crafts, games, and bird watching. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Schaeffer; daughters, Rhonda Schaeffer; Barbara Hicklin; her parents, Carl and Bessie Powers; brothers, Clyde Powers; Clifford Powers; sister, Lavonne Dryden; and a son-in-law, Homer Wesley Hicklin. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Mel) Cates; grandchildren, Emily (Jamie) Ray; Nathan (Lindsey) Hicklin; great grandchildren, Alexander Ray; Nolan Ray; Anna Claire Hicklin; and William Hicklin. A Celebration of Life will be held on August 24, 2023, from 11am – 1pm at Through the Grapevine restaurant in Murfreesboro, TN. A graveside service will be held on September 7, 2023 at 11am at Summit Hill Cemetery in Pocahontas, IA. with Pastor Killian officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN.
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