Karen Leona Schafer - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Karen Leona Schafer

Born December 10, 1948

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.


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  • Oh how my wonderful childhood memories came rushing back of you, me and Cindy. The laughs and giggles, the good and bad times we were always there for one another. Our friendship has lasted for many years and you will truly be missed.

    My thoughts and prayers are being said for you and your family, rest in Peace my dear friend.

    With Love Always.

  • Heather,

    I am sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Grace and Peace,


  • Heather,

    We send you all our love and support. I am so glad we got to spend some time with your mother when she would visit you. She was so happy to be with you and so proud of her daughter, son-in-law, and grand-daughter.

    So sorry for your loss. We know how much you love her and how close you are.

    Jim and Beth

  • Dear Schafer Family, My wife and I are very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear love one. We know this is a difficult time for you. We like to share something from the bible that is comforting. It comforts us to know that God never meant for our love ones to die.(Romans 5:12) (James 1:13) He has
    made provisions through his son Jesus to awaken them from sleep.(John 11:25) (John 5:28,29) These promises in the bible will soon be a reality and it comforting to know we will see our love ones again.(Psalms 37:10,11&29) We pray that your family find peace and comfort in God’s promises for the future.