Belva Irene Schaffter


ANDERSON [mdash] Belva Irene Schaffter, 96, of Anderson, passed away Thursday July 4, 2019, in Bethany Pointe Health Campus, Anderson, Ind. She was born February 26, 1923, in Cambridge, N.Y., to the late Howard and Victoria (Brackin) Dodds. She was a graduate of Anderson University, Anderson, Ind. where she received her degree in music. She was formerly of East Canton, Ohio, where she assisted her husband, Rev. Charles Schaffter, in his ministry for 28 years. She and her husband also served churches in Columbus, Ind., and Dennison, Ohio. She was currently a member of the Chesterfield Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles Schaffter in 1999; one daughter, Charlene Bradway; and one sister, Barbara Clark.
Belva is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Beth Schaffter; son-in-law, Rev. Ray Bradway; four grandchildren, Carla (Trevis) Hutchinson, Kevin (Mandy Smith) Bradway, Andrea (Brandon) Lien and Lauren Schaffter; three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Trevin and Carter Hutchinson. Funeral services will be Thursday July 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the East Canton Church of God with Pastor Greg Smith officiating. Friends and family will be received two hours before services on Thursday at the church (9 to 11 a.m.). Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Rittman Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at
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