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Kelly (Schoeffel) Rader, 34, dies

12:00 AM 31 Jul 2020 NZST
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Columbus, OH — Harness Racing Trainer Kelly (Schoeffel) Rader, 34, of Evans City, Pa., died suddenly July 27, 2020.

She was born Aug. 31, 1985, and was the loving wife of nine years to Justin and a devoted mother to Kaydence and Laurie. She was welcomed into Heaven with open arms by her father, Thomas Schoeffel; daughter, Scarlett Marie; and grandmother, Sis Johnston. She is survived by her mother, Debra (Johnston) Schoeffel; sisters, Jennifer Schoeffel, Abby (Schoeffel) Elsess and Kasey Schoeffel; in-laws, John and Joann Rader; sister-in-law, Jacqueline (Christopher) Hill; brother-in-law, Joshua (Aubrey) Rader; along with many uncles, aunts and cousins. She will also be greatly missed by her two nieces and four nephews, who loved being spoiled by their Aunt Kelly. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

She treated everyone with kindness and respect. She enjoyed and was dedicated to raising, training and racing her family’s horses. Some of her happiest times were spent in the barn and on the race track.

After graduating from Seneca Valley High School in 2004, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. She then earned her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Point Park University in 2008, graduating Alpha Phi Sigma.

Prior to running the family horse racing stable, she was proud to serve families and children as a family therapist.

She was a long time member and church elder at Crestview Community Church in Callery; belonged to the Evans City Sportsmen’s Club where she excelled in Youth Trap Shooting; was a long time member of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association where she was a licensed trainer and owner; and was the proud founder of Kelly Rader Racing.

She also enjoyed time spent with her family camping and traveling. She enjoyed time at their family cabin with friends and family, in Sinnemahoning, Pa., where she became a member of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance and the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club.

Services will be held privately by her immediate family and friends. She will be laid to rest at Evans City Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063.

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