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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bridget J. Schaffer

Sumter, SC

Bridget J. "Bridie" Schaffer, 92, widow of Rawland T. Schaffer, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her


Born on Oct. 9, 1921, in Dublin, Ireland, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Hughes

Freeman. She retired from Campbell Soup Co. and the Sumter Police Department after serving more

than 20 years as a crossing guard. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

Survivors include four children, Ruth Spradlin of Columbia, and Mary Aquilar, Tony Ellis (Wanda) and

Pat Hill (Charles), all of Sumter; a special friend, Virginia Ruis; two sisters, Madge Burke of Ireland

and Carmel Whitson of New York; a brother, Tony Freeman of New York; eight grandchildren; eight

great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Doyle; and three brothers, Tommy Freeman, Johnny

Freeman and Richard Freeman.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery with the

Rev. Charles Donovan, C.Ss.R. officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and

other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1589, Sumter, SC

29151 or to Tuomey Hospice, 500 Pinewood Road, Suite 2, Sumter, SC 29154.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Debbie Felder and Kim Cunningham for their

love and care.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the


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