Susanne Schafer

Susanne Schafer (Rummerfield)

Saturday, September 27th, 1952 - Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
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Mrs. Susanne Rummerfield Schafer, age 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 with her family by her side.

A visitation will be held Thursday, April 22 from 5 to 7 pm at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 23 at 12:30 pm at St. James the Greater Catholic Church with Father Jerome Chavarria CSsR officiating. A committal service will be held Saturday, April 24 at 1:30 pm at St. James the Greater Catholic Church Cemetery.

Susanne was born September 27, 1952 in Easton, PA, a daughter of the late William Gerald Rummerfield and Olive Evelyn Chandlee Rummerfield. In her youth, she was a member of the Catholic Daughters. As a sixteen-year-old high school sophomore, Susanne met and fell in love with her soulmate and the love of her life, Keith. They dated and married in 1974, celebrating 47 years of happiness together; two adoring children were the result of their love.

Susanne’s professional career spanned 40 years as an elementary teacher. The first 20 years at St. Philip and St. James Elementary School in NJ. While there, she started the pre-k program. When her family moved to NC, she became a teaching librarian at R. Brown McAllister Elementary School. While at R. Brown, Susanne organized several programs such as Battle of the Books, Books for Babes, and The Young Authors. Susanne graduated from Salem College, West Virginia, and received her Master’s in Library Science from UNCG.

Susanne had a passion for learning and passing on her love of reading to all her students. Susanne enjoyed travel, tennis, long walks on the beach with Keith and their dog Beazy and attending Carolina Panther football games with her family. She was involved in the Silver Sneakers Program and was a member of St. James the Greater Catholic Church.

Those left to cherish Susanne’s memory are her loving husband, Keith Schafer; sons, Chris and wife, Nikki, and Jeff and wife, Victoria; grandsons, Holden and Keegan; brother, Paul Rummerfield and spouse, Melanie; sister, Marybeth Roscoe, and spouse, John; sister, Evelyn Rummerfield; brother, Robert Rummerfield and spouse, Enrique Graf; nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends who will miss Susanne deeply.

Susanne was predeceased in death by her father-in-law, Paul Christian Schafer, mother-in-law, Pauline Marie Schafer, and sister-in-law, Carol Ann Schafer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, 1310 South Tryon Street, Suite 105, Charlotte, NC 28203.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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  • Service

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 12:30pm
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 12:30pm
    St. James "The Greater" Catholic Church
    139 Manor Ave SW
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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  • Interment

    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 1:30pm
    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 1:30pm
    St. James "The Greater" Catholic Church Cemetery
    2323 Gold Hill Road
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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Kim McCabe

Posted at 03:20pm
Heartfelt condolences to the Schafer and Rummerfield families. Please accept our deepest sympathies. From cousins, with love, George, Clark, Joel, Kim [McCabe] and Tammy [Pappas] Chandlee

Robert Thomas Williams

Posted at 07:38am
Saints of God, come to her aid!
Come to meet her, angels of the Lord!
Receive her soul and present her to God the Most High.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her and may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

From Robert Williams, St. James Catholic Church

Kimberly Chandlee

Posted at 06:07pm
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Love, Kimberly, Kevin, Michelle, and Jeannine Chandlee
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Jim and Nancy Harvey

Posted at 02:33pm
Peace, Prayers, and Blessings,
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Joanne Rush

Posted at 09:59am
For Marybeth, so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved sister. Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Joanne Rush

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