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Katherine Kilby Schaeffer

HEMET, Calif. and DENNYSVILLE – Katherine Hobart Kilby Schaeffer, 79, passed away Oct. 28, 2013, at Hemet Medical Center, Hemet, Calif., from complications of a hip fracture. She was born June 3, 1935, in Machias.

She was predeceased by her father, Keith H. Kilby and mother, Elinor C. (Lamond) Kilby in 1969; and her brother-in-law, Richard A. Hallowell in 2011.

She and her husband lived in the Adams, N.Y., area for several years. Later in life she and her husband lived for a time in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Houston, eventually settling and retiring in Hemet, Calif.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas Adam Schaeffer; sister, June Hallowell of Edmunds; son, Thomas Kilby Schaeffer and wife, Cheryl, of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Erik K. Schaeffer, Kyle H. Schaeffer, and Paige H. Schaeffer; son, John Murphy Schaeffer and wife, Dawn, of Budu, Texas; and grandchild, Anna.

Anyone wishing to express online condolences or desiring more information is welcome to contact her son, Thomas Kilby Schaeffer at (402) 881-4814 or by email at

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