Mrs. Schaefer had worked as a Cytotechnologist and retired from Quest Diagnostics.
Pat was known for her love of Christmas and kept her Christmas tree and decorations up year-round. Her Christmas lights could often be seen through her window in the middle of June.
She also loved music and took organ and piano lessons through her adult years. She favored playing hymns and of course, Christmas music.
Another interest of Pat’s was quilting, having dedicated an entire bedroom to her fabric and sewing machines. She never sold her quilts but got more joy out of giving them away. She was also a part of a quilting circle at the Millstadt Senior Center.
Pat also found the joy of traveling, her most memorable trip being snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park in winter.
Pat was a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO), providing educational opportunities for female students worldwide.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Schaefer; her parents, William and Theresa, nee Rosen, Martin; and a brother, Charles Paul Martin.
Surviving are two sons, Paul (Barb) Schaefer, and Thomas (Marilyn) Schaefer; a daughter, Debra (Jeff) Spencer; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the P.E.O. at https://donations.peointernational.org/peo-donation-psa. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
According to Patricia’s wishes, cremation services were held.