Marilyn Jean Schaffer
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Location: 6:20 a.m. at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee
 
 
Age: 77
Date of Birth: Thursday, July 16, 1936
Birth place: Terre Haute, Indiana
 
 
Father: William Slaven  
Mother: Frances ( Wilson ) Slaven  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Monticello for the past 29 years.
Funeral Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Funeral Location: 3:00 p.m. Celebration of Life Service at Calvary Temple, 1218 W. Broadway Street, Monticello, Indiana 47960 .
Clergy: Rev. Steve Smith officiating
Burial will take place: Private Family Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery of rural Monticello, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014,and one hour prior to the Celebration of Life Service, Thursday, January 23, 2014, both at Calvary Temple, 1218 W. Broadway Street, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Biographical Information: Marilyn Jean Schaffer, went home to her reward at 6:20 am, January 18, 2014 in Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. She and her husband, Rev. J. L. Schaffer pastored for over 50 years, pastoring churches in Terre Haute, Rosedale, Alfordsville, Greencastle, Lebanon, and 29 years in Monticello. During their first 9 years in Monticello they pastored the First Assembly of God on Condo Street, which the congregation outgrew and then built what is now Lake Schaffer Christian Center. For the past 20 years she helped pioneer and pastored Calvary Temple. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. She had a love for her family and friends and church.
Special Services: All Services for Marilyn will be conducted at the Calvary Temple, 1218 W. Broadway Street, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Memorial Information: May be given to the Calvary Temple of Monticello, Indiana. Envelopes will be available Clavary Temple of Monticello, or at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On August 6, 1955 in Terre Haute, Indiana she married Pastor Jimmy Lee "J.L." Schaffer. He passed away on Friday, July 14, 2006.
Survivors include:
Daughters,
Cindy Schaffer - Bear of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and
Susan (husband Bob) Schaffer - Smith of Bowling Green, Kentucky;

Sons,
Tim Schaffer and
Charlie Roberts both of Monticello, Indiana;

Nine (9), Grandchildren;

Eleven (11) Great-Grandchildren;

Brothers,
James (wife Murietta) Slaven of Lafayette, Indiana,
Robert Slaven of LaGrange, Indiana, and
William "Bill" (wife Eddie) Slaven of Tampa, Florida;

Sister-in-law,
Rev. Mary Slaven of Terre Haute, Indiana,

Brother-in-law,
Bill Ridge of Terre Haute, Indiana;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, and Great Nephews.
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
William & Frances (Wilson) Slaven;

Husband,
Pastor Jimmy Lee "J.L." Schaffer;

Sister,
Joyce Ridge;

Brother,
Quince Slaven;

Sister-in-law,
Eileen Slaven.
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574) 583-8488