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Schmotzer, Anita Marie

Orrville — Anita Marie. Schmotzer, age 66, of Orrville, died Thursday, March 10, 2022, at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, following a protracted illness.
Anita was born on March 1, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late James and Mary (Gavit) Schmotzer and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1974 as class valedictorian. She then graduated from Youngstown State University, Dana School of Music in 1978 and later earned a degree in chemistry from Kent State University.
Anita was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. She was a gifted musician, an inspiring teacher, loved her family and cats, and was one who never failed to remember your birthday.
Surviving are two sisters, Margaret Shaffer of Orrville, and Mary Lou Klauder of OR; brother, James Schmotzer, Jr. of Mogadore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 18, 2022 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 541 Spring Street, Orrville, with Pastor Ronald J. Turek officiating. Burial will take place subsequently at the Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township 3991 OH-82 Mantua, OH 44255.
Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Northern Ohio 23297 Commerce Park Rd., Cleveland, OH 44122, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 155 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240, or St. Agnes Catholic Church 541 Spring Street, Orrville, OH 44667.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

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  1. Sharon Berlin on March 15, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    My memories of Anita are from long ago when she was in high school. She was sweet and had a fun sense of the every day humor of things and people. She seemed to be a keen observer of life. It is lovely to see the picture of her on this memorial since it also made me remember those sparkling blue eyes that always had a twinkle in them. I know she will be missed and my condolences to all who loved her and will miss her. ❤️

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