Virginia E. Schaeffer, 91 of Downingtown

Virginia Schaeffer passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday February 23, 2020.

Born on July 18, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pa she was the daughter of the late Harry E. Rothkugel and Amelia J. Bartman Rothkugel.

She was predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Schaeffer on February 23, 1986.

Virginia worked for many years as a waitress at the Famous restaurant in Coatesville, and was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Thorndale and St. James Episcopal Church of Downingtown. She served the community for many years volunteering at various church events across town. She was generous to children in need and made many contributions to places like the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Jude’s, Make a Wish Foundation, Kids Wish Network, St. Christopher’s and was an honorary member of Boys Town. She also had great respect for our veterans and made contributions to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and the Veteran’s Administration. Virginia shared a love for animals and also made contributions to the ASPCA.

Virginia adored her family and enjoyed getting together and going out to eat and shopping. Virginia loved watching her “stories” and game shows.

Virginia is survived by her two children; Daughter Linda C. Stuchinski of Downingtown, and son Thomas L. Schaeffer (Bonnie) of Downingtown;

She was the loving grandmother of five grandchildren, Susie Hart (Patrick), Barbara Schaeffer, Thomas L. Schaeffer (Ashley), Lori Jones (Ryan), and Tara Schaeffer.

Virginia was also the loving great grandmother (Nanny) to Giahna Jones, Ethan Palacio, Jordan Schaeffer, Zachery Schaeffer, Peyton Palacio, Dante Schaeffer, Jace Schaeffer, Phoenix Hart, and Julian Schaeffer.

Virginia is survived by her two siblings; Brother Harry E. Rothkugel of Gap and sister Shirley Stile of King of Prussia.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her brother Albert Rothkugel and a sister Charlotte Rothkugel.

Funeral service will be held at the Maclean-Chamberlain Funeral Home on Friday February 28, 2020 at 11:00 am with a time of visitation from 9:00 am until the service.  Interment will follow the service at Fairview cemetery in Coatesville.



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