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Alva “Katy” Scheffel

Alva Kathryn “Katy” Scheffel, 97, of San Jose, CA, born Sunday, November 26, 1922 in Eddyville, KY and passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020 at her home in San Jose, CA.

Katy was a member of the St. John UCC, Granite City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Scheffel whom she married December 24, 1941 and he passed away May 24, 1973; her parents, Garnett and Alice (nee Gray) Bloodworth; her brothers, Lynn, John and Orbie “Pin” Bloodworth.

Surviving are her children, Marc (Jeanne) Scheffel of Jackson, MO, John (Diane) Scheffel of Sunnyvale, CA, Kim Scheffel of San Jose, CA and Marcee Rawley of Pahoa, HI; grandchildren, Lindsey and Lauryn Scheffel.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Graveside services will be held 11 am on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Friedens Cemetery, Troy.

Richeson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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