The entire town of Touchet must’ve been present at the crowded Herring Funeral Home Wednesday for Robert Schaeffers’s service. For those who have roots in the community and managed to squeeze in, the nostalgic waves of mourning were especially heart-wrenching.
Familiar faces gazed up from the somber huddle, trying to muster smiles through tears. Once again, Touchet embraced to weather the excruciating torrent of loss.
It’s unfortunate that it takes such tragedy to so tightly bind us together. However, it’s also monumental evidence that Robert was highly regarded and now, sorely missed by the family that surrounds the Schaeffers — the family of Touchet.
Vincent Lee Piercev