Evangelical wife and author dead at 98

Edith Schaeffer, an evangelical author who co-founded the L'Abri (lah-BREE') Christian centers with her late husband Francis Schaeffer, has died after a long illness. She was 98.

Frank Schaeffer says his mother died Saturday, the day before Easter, at home in Switzerland.

Edith Seville was born in China, the daughter of Christian missionaries.

She and Francis Schaeffer met in college in Pennsylvania, married in 1935 and became missionaries to Switzerland, where they opened their home to hundreds of young Christians in what would become the L'Abri ministry.

Francis Schaeffer, a popular scholar who linked Christianity with culture, died in 1984.

Her many books include "The Tapestry: the Life and Times of Francis and Edith Schaeffer."

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