Rebecca Jane (Schafer) Plaugher passed away Sunday October 3, 2021, at 4:11am at Lima Memorial Hospital.
Rebecca was born on February 18, 1956, to Paul Jeff Sr. and Lillian (Kimmel) Shafer in Lima, Ohio. Her parents proceeded her in death. On October 24, 1981, she married Kevin Eugene Plaugher. He proceeded her in death on October 1, 2019.
She was a 1974 graduate of Allen East High School. Rebecca was a hairdresser for several years working at both Greg’s and The Clip Joint. In May of 2001 she started working at the Allen County ESC as a traveling teacher’s aide. Over the past 20 years Rebecca loved working within all the different school systems and loved working with all the kids that came through the classes. She loved to go shopping and being in the outdoors, especially working in her yard and around the house. Rebecca loved to spend time with friends and family and most of all loved spending time with her granddaughter Emerie.
Survivors include a son Nathan (Blair) Plaugher of Lima and a granddaughter Emerie Mae Plaugher, 4 siblings: Paul Jeff Jr. (Samantha) Shafer of Marietta, Ohio, Phillip (Cathy) Shafer of Lima, Ohio, Christopher (Lucinda) Shafer of LaFayette, Ohio a sister Melissa Jennison of Lima and a brother-in-law Rolland John Burkhart of Pandora, Ohio. Rebecca is also survived by her Mother-in-Law: Vera Plaugher, 4 Brothers-In-Law: Timothy Plaugher of Lima, Ohio Gregory (Jaqueline) Plaugher of Lima, Les (Trish) Plaugher of Harrod, Ohio, Russel (Bethany) Plaugher of Waynesfield, Ohio along with 2 Sisters-In-Law: Darlene (John) Meyer of Cridersville, Ohio and Angela (Patrick Mains) Plaugher of Lima, Ohio and several nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews and cousins.
She was proceeded in death by a sister Julie Burkhart, father-in- law Orvin Plaugher Jr. and nephew Terry Shafer.
Visitation will be held Sunday October 10, 2021 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
A funeral service will be held on October 11, 2021 at 11:00am at Zion Lutheran Church in LaFayette, Ohio. Officiating will be Pastor Ryan Cordel. Graveside services will follow in Fisher Cemetery in LaFayette.
In lieu of flowers any donations may be made to the Allen County ESC.
The family has entrusted the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL in assisting them with funeral arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com