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Jean Scheffler


Jean Scheffler, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Columbus Transitional Care in Columbus, Indiana.

Born Oct. 28, 1925, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., she was the daughter of Edward Mulligan and Evelyn (Meritt) Mulligan. She graduated from Elmhurst High School in Ft. Wayne in 1943.

In 1941, she met the love of her life, Raymond Scheffler, and on Jan. 29, 1944, they were married in Waco, Texas. Jean followed Raymond to his assignments as he completed his military training for WWII.

While Raymond served overseas, Jean supported the war effort by working as a quality inspector for airplane engines in California. After the war, they moved to Ft. Wayne and began raising their family.

In 1953, they moved to Shelbyville.

Jean was a homemaker and assisted her husband on the family farm. She was an amateur radio operator (WA9BWT) and was a member of the Military Auxiliary Radio Service, which provides phone patches for military personnel around the world. She was an avid knitter, weaver, and spinner, and enjoyed oil painting.

She had an adventurous streak and loved to travel.

She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Raymond; four children, Vicky Goode of Reelsville, Ind., Raymond Scheffler, Jr. of Valrico, Florida, Ellen Scheffler of Columbus, and John Scheffler of Columbus; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Ronnie Caine officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial donations in Jean's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.