Miriam Schaeffer

Miriam Schaeffer

November 7, 1922 March 6, 2021

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Obituary for Miriam Elizabeth Schaeffer

Miriam E. (Gehris) Schaeffer, 98, of West Lawn, passed away Saturday March, 6, 2021, just days before the three year anniversary of the passing of her husband, Kenneth A. Schaeffer. Mim and Ken shared a loving and devoting marriage full of laughs, travel and a partnership for over 73 years, now reunited once again.

Miriam was born in 1922 to the late Joseph L. Gehris, Jr. and Edna E. (Lutz) Gehris, was raised in Reading, and graduated from Reading High School in 1940. She attended the State Teachers College at Kutztown University, graduating in 1944. She was an elementary school teacher who taught for the Bern Township, Reading, and Neptune, NJ, school districts.

Miriam had a love of the beach, collecting seashells and was especially passionate about music. She was a quick witted, creative soul, who took great enjoyment in crafting, daily crossword puzzles, and entertaining family and friends.

Her memory will be forever treasured by her daughters, Lynne and Diane, and her grandchildren, Jonathan, Jennifer, Dahlia, Allia, and Salman. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Joseph L. Gehris III.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oceana towards ocean conservation at

Services for Miriam will be webcasted from her obituary page on the Kuhn Funeral Home Website on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, beginning at 11:00 AM. She will be interred at Forest Hills Memorial Park alongside her husband. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Interment

    March 24, 2021 | 12:30pm
    Forest Hills Memorial Park
    391 W. Neversink Road
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    March 24, 2021


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Love, Cindy Schaeffer Smith & family sent flowers to the family of Miriam Elizabeth Schaeffer.
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Love, Cindy Schaeffer Smith & family sent flowers to the family of Miriam Elizabeth Schaeffer.
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Sharon Levan

Lynne, so sorry to hear about your mom. We’re here whenever you need us!! Love, Sharon and Tim
Comment | Posted at 01:06pm via Condolence

Tom Gregg

Dear Lynne,
So sorry to hear of your loss especially after the time and love you have poured into her life. Perhaps her peace will now be complete as you and we share a piece of her memory. Bless!
Tom Grg
Comment | Posted at 06:25pm via Condolence

Joanna Eckstrom

Dear Lynn and family ... I never had the privilege or pleasure to meet your Mom or Dad but know how dear they are to you. May the memories you made together give you comfort during this sad time. Love and hugs ... Joanna Eckstrom
Comment | Posted at 02:01pm via Condolence

Karen Morgan

My deepest condolences to the family of the passing of Miriam. May she rest in peace.
Comment | Posted at 01:21pm via Condolence

Cindy Smith

We were so grateful to be able to share in the celebration of her 98th birthday! The beach, the boardwalk, and blueberry waffles will always remind me of her very kind soul and sweet laugh. Sending love and condolences to you all!
Cindy Schaeffer Smith & Brad Whiteman and family
Comment | Posted at 11:11am via Condolence

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