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Obituary: Jane H. Schaefer, Columbus

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Jane H. Schaefer, 78, of Kelli Drive, died at 12:13 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Clem Davis officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Inurnment is planned at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the Schaefer family at

Mrs. Schaefer was born in Washington, Indiana, July 4, 1934, the daughter of the late Dr. Frederick J. and Catherine A. (Ayers) Homann. She graduated in 1952 from Washington Catholic High School and in 1954 from Northwestern University's School of Dental Hygiene. She assisted with the research program involved with the introduction and development of Crest Toothpaste at Indiana University's School of Dentistry.

She married Richard L. Schaefer August 3, 1957. In 1965, the Schaefers moved to Columbus, Indiana, where Richard was a pharmacist with Hook's Drugs for 32 years and Jane continued working in the dental hygiene field until 1977. She  was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and was formerly active in the local Democratic Party.

Jane was a beautiful, dynamic, intelligent and loving person who will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 55 years; her dear children, Richard H. Schaefer of Denton, Texas, Laura S. Fox of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Catherine S. "Katie" (Bill) Edmunds of St. Louis, Missouri; a sister, Linda Homann of Washington, Indiana; loving grandchildren, Christopher S. Fox and Chandler J. Fox, both of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jane S. and William R. "Will" Edmunds, both of St. Louis, Missouri.


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