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Karen Marie Schiffner


Last updated 10/4/2018 at 11:10pm

Karen Marie Schiffner

Karen Marie Schiffner of Cheney passed away Sept. 23, 2018 at age 73 in her home due to heart failure.

Karen completed two years towards her teaching degree at Eastern Washington University when she married and started her family in 1965. She later earned an associate's degree at Spokane Community College.

She took great pride and joy in being a wife, mother and grandmother. Karen was an avid reader and quilter. She loved history, literature, animals, nature, the ocean and traveling. 

Karen loved sharing the world to her family and friends through travel and stories. She shared herself through her gifts of gab, time, attention, generosity, hospitality and quilts.

Karen was preceded in death by her husband Larry Grant Schiffner and is survived by her two children, five grandchildren, sister and two brothers.

A memorial gathering will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 6 at Amazing Grace Fellowship, 416 W. Betz Road in Cheney. Cheney Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Visit the online guest book at


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