Mary C. Schaffer

1928 - 2021


Mary C. Schaffer, 92, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Cobblestone Health and Rehabilitation Health Campus. Mary was born on August 15, 1928, in Fontanet, IN, to Clyde C. Kersey and Marcele Fern Trout Kersey. She was the former owner of Popular Subscription Service in Terre Haute, where she led a team of devoted employees for nearly four decades and worked with hundreds of schools, universities, libraries, and corporations across the country to fulfill thousands of periodical subscriptions. She was a member of The Country Club of Terre Haute and served as a board member of the Honey Creek-Vigo Conservancy District. Mary was a skillful cook - a talent she learned from her mom and grandma - and enjoyed decorating her home and entertaining guests.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Sue Clark, and her husband Louis P. Schaffer. She is survived by one daughter Tammy Shike, and her husband Paul of Terre Haute. She is survived by one granddaughter Taylor Schaffer of Indianapolis. She is survived by two sisters Gladys Frederick and Donna Jean Loudermilk, both of Terre Haute; two brothers Clyde Kersey and his wife Susie of Terre Haute, and James Kersey and his wife Ruth Ann of Clinton, IN; as well as several nieces and nephews. Private entombment was held at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pastor Brett Wilson officiated. The family suggests that contributions be made to The Swope Art Museum or Indiana State University Athletics.

Plant a tree in memory of Mary by clicking here.
To send flowers to Mary's family, please visit our floral store.


A service summary is not available

An environmentally-friendly option

Greiner Funeral Home

2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN

Tribute Wall

Share a memory of Mary C. Schaffer
  • Photos
  • Video
  • Candle
  • Sentiment
Plant a tree in memory of Mary
An environmentally-friendly option

David Dittmann

March 15, 2021 3:59 PM

What an independent and classy lady. Her charm and spunk were everything! Tammy, Taylor, Clyde and family... you have got to have “Mary stories” that will bring a smile to your face forever! We have truly lost a real gem. Blessings... David Dittmann


March 15, 2021 3:53 PM

I wish I would have the chance to meet Mary, but it was as if I knew her from the many stories shared by Taylor -- stories full of character, love and admiration. Keeping all of you in my thoughts. And sending tons of love. -- Natalie 


March 13, 2021 12:33 PM

R.I.P. Mary. May GOD BLESS!!! You And Your Family. Thank You For So Much You Done For Terre Haute, Indiana. Your Name Will Live Forever.🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹


March 13, 2021 12:10 PM

To Mary's family:  So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I enjoyed talking with her at St.  Benedict Church. I will miss seeing her there.
                         Bruce Waskeiveiz, a friend at St.  Benedict Church.

Plant a tree in memory of Mary

An environmentally-friendly option Plant memorial trees
© 2021 Greiner Funeral Home and Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy