Kay Louise Schaeffer - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Kay Louise Schaeffer

December 24, 1957 - December 9, 2023

Kay Louise Schaeffer, age 65, of Joppa, MD, formerly of Elk Mills, MD, passed away very peacefully with family beside her on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Born in Pottsville, PA on December 24, 1957, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Cecelia (Corondi) Schaeffer. Kay graduated from Elkton High School in 1976; she then furthered her education at Cecil College earning her associate’s degree in social work. Finally, after transferring to Salisbury University, Kay completed her education with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.

For several years, Kay worked as a library assistant for Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Edgewood), as well as the University of Delaware.  Her ambition led her work at the Union Hospital, Elkton. She continued on with multiple volunteer roles in the Elkton area and internships through her college work.  She also enjoyed being a member of the Tri-State Bird rescue.

In addition to her parents, Kay was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Schaeffer, Jr.; nephew, Matthew Pollitt; and brother-in-law, Timothy Pollitt. She is survived by her sisters, Linda Schaeffer-Weamer (David), Barbara Pollitt and Nancy Davis; nephews, Mike Pollitt and Brian Davis; nieces, Dawn Davis and Christy Davis; and several great nieces and great nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gilpin Manor Memorial Park, Appleton Road, Elkton, MD.

Flowers or donations may be made in Kay’s memory. For donations, the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023 or online by clicking here.


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  • Please accept my sincere condolences at the death of your sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • You will be so missed Aunt Kay.
    We really enjoyed spending holidays and family gatherings with you.
    You were always full of love, and a ray of sunshine.
    I know you’re up there reuniting with all your family and that brings us all peace.
    This isn’t goodbye, simply see you later.

    Love you.
    The Cooper Family.

  • Kaye will be missed by many. I especially remember all the outings she took me on when I was younger. She took me to Hershey Park and we had so much fun. I didn’t know then that the time she spent was even more valuable than the Park. Kaye was always thinking of other people and inquiring about them whenever we had the chance to speak (rarely taking the time to talk about herself).

  • Dear Linda and Family,

    I had only met Kay a few times, but she impressed me as a kind and interesting individual. I was aware of the daily challenges she faced through my conversations with Linda. These challenges never prevented her from living fully. She approached life with great determination. Now that Kay has entered eternal life, may she enjoy the freedom of heaven and remain with her living family members in spirit.