Helen M. Schaeffer, 80, of Bellefonte passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born on March 18, 1936, in Milesburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret M. (Jamison) Mills. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Robert M. Schaeffer of Bellefonte.
She attended the Bellefonte School System. Helen was a homemaker, she loved cooking, baking, crocheting and loved her family more than anything.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children; Peg Corman of Bellefonte, Carol Ann Schaeffer of Bellefonte, Timothy R. Schaeffer (Tammy) of Bellefonte, Rosemary Rankin (Terry) of Franklin, Wendy Schaeffer (Molly) of Boalsburg, one sister, Pauline Bebak of New York, two brothers; William Mills of Centre Hall, Fred Mills of Camp Hill, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters; Alice Reed and Nellie Mason.
There will be a public visitation held on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor John Pavlica officiating. Burial will follow in Advent Cemetery, Boggs Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Living Hope Alliance Church remodeling fund at 321 E. Howard Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com.