Karen Leona Schafer
December 10, 1948 – February 22, 2014
Karen Leona Schafer, age 65, of Clearwater, FL passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 22, 2014.
Born in Wilmington, DE on December 10, 1948, she was the daughter of late Mary Merlino Lillibridge and the late Clarence Zulker.
Karen graduated in the Class of 1967 from St. Peter’s High School in New Castle, DE. She married Willard P. Schafer in 1993, and they moved from the cold winters of New Castle, DE to ‘On Top of the World’ sunny Clearwater, Florida in 1994.
Karen’s smile and giggle brought joy to her many friends in Delaware and in Florida. She was always happy to help out anyone who needed a hand, always thinking of others before herself. She loved spending time at the beach whether reading a good book or gathering sea shells. ‘Nana’ was devoted to her granddaughter, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and ‘adopted’ grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her stepfather, Joseph Lillibridge and sister, Maryann Albright.
Karen is survived by her beloved husband, Will Schafer; daughter, Heather Moore Voultos; son-in-law, John Denis Voultos; granddaughter, Zoe Grace Voultos all of Raleigh, NC; step-children, Darren Schafer of Clearwater, FL and Debbie Schafer of Bunnell, FL; and Debbie’s children, Lindsay Rae and Jeffrey and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may visit from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday evening, February 28, 2014 and from 9:30-10:30 am on Saturday. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.