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Scheffers (Photo Supplied / The Elkhart Truth)
Helen J. Scheffers

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 10:12 p.m.

WAKARUSA — Helen J. Scheffers, 83, formerly of Nappanee and Elkhart, died at 7:10 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, after an extended ilness.

She was born May 7, 1931, in Chicago to John and Ruth Wagner.

On Dec. 3, 1954, she married Dwight Eldon Scheffers. He preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1996.

Helen was a graduate of Genoa High School in Genoa, Ill. She moved to Nappanee in 2000 from Elkhart.

Mrs. Scheffers was a homemaker and worked for many years at a Toll Road restaurant.

She enjoyed activities at Elder Haus in Nappanee and traveling. She was a member of the Nappanee Red Hat Society.

Surviving are her sons, Daniel (Donna) Scheffers of Nappanee, Jack (JoLinda) Scheffers of Middlebury, Joe (Theresa) Scheffers of Millersburg; daughters, Sandy Fager of Osceola, Linda (Harry) Deppe of Elkhart; stepdaughter Bonnie (Lonnie) Stojan, Dekalb, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a stepson, David Scheffers, a brother, Jack Wagner, and sisters, Carol Crawford and Margaret Wagner.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m.

Entombment will be in Rice Cemetery, Hope Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be given to Elder Haus.