Debra Schaeffer

Debra Jean Schaeffer, 48, of Poland, passed away from the earthly life during the early morning hours on Friday, February 5, 2021 in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Martinsville, Indiana on June 26, 1972 to the late Stephen Michael Wood and the late Erma Jean (Scott) Thacker. The one that she called DAD was the late David Lee Thacker.

Debra is survived by the love of her life and best friend, Kent Collins; son, Gage Sichting (Charlotte) of Spencer; daughter, Brittany Schaeffer of Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Elihu, Silas, Rebecca, Bentlee, Javin, Damarcus, and Ayla; bonus grandchildren, Mia, Devina, Mikaela and Khloe; four sisters, Tammy (Mike) Scott of Camby, Angela (Frank) Barnhill of Martinsville, Susan (Rodney) Richards of Greenwood, and Nancy (Jeff) Potter of Martinsville; two brothers, Mike Wood of Indianapolis and Ricky Thacker of Martinsville; and many nephews and nieces.

Debra attended Martinsville High School. She enjoyed doing crafts and having get-togethers with family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling with Kent.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the VFW in Martinsville, Indiana from 2-5 PM.  All visitors must wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Upon Debra’s wishes, her earthly remains will be cremated. Arrangements have been entrusted to West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral in Spencer, Indiana.

Online condolences may be shared with Debra’s family at www.westparrishpedigo.com