Virginia Schaadt, 87, of rural Bluffton passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born November 19, 1932, in Wells County to Edson and Alta (Clause) Cochran. She was married January 28, 1956, at the Reiffsburg United Methodist Church to Ralph F. Schaadt.
A 1950 graduate of Petroleum High School, she worked at Kreisge’s, Pathway Florist and in the Wells County Assessor’s Office for 11 years. She was a longtime member of the Reiffsburg United Methodist Church, where she served on the board, taught vacation Bible school and United Methodist Women. She was currently a member of the Bethel Brethren Church in Berne.
She is survived by her husband of Bluffton; two daughters, Pamela (Bill Young) Britton of Roanoke; and Kristy K. (Jeff) Hensley of Bluffton; two sons, David M. (Carolyn) Schaadt of Leo; and Richard A. (Gretchen) Schaadt of Churubusco; two brothers, John Cochran; and Chad (Donna) Cochran, both of Bluffton; 12 grandchildren, Victoria D. (Kyle) Duncan-Dildine; Daniel T. Duncan; Tyler S. (Rachel) Duncan; Ryan M. (Gabrielle) Schaadt; Andrew M. Schaadt; Audra L. (Ryan) Hilker; Dustin (Kayli) Hensley; Natasha V.R. Hensley; Collin D. (Anna) Hensley; Aiden L. Miller; Olivia L. Schaadt; and Zeke A. Schaadt; and seven great-grandchildren, Alaina G.M. Dildine; Leelah F.D. Dildine; Eleanor V. Schaadt; Judah M. Hensley; Elon J. Hensley; Evered Hensley; and Adaline G. Hensley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Beatrice Stauffer; and Mary R. Cochran; and a sister-in-law, Wilda Cochran.
Visitation was three hours prior to the 3 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, November 1 at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Officiating was Pastor Joe Nass. Burial was at Stahl Cemetery in rural Bluffton.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Brethren Church in Berne.
Arrangements provided by Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.