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Credit union pledges donation after slaying

A local credit union will match the first $5,000 donated to a fund for the children of Spokane Valley murder victim Rebecca Schiering.

The United Health Services Credit Union established an account to help Schiering’s family after Schiering was shot and killed Sunday, presumably by her ex-fiance, 39-year-old Jan R. DeMeerleer, who police say committed suicide. One of Schiering’s 9-year-old sons also died from the attack, and her 17-year-old son was injured. A second 9-year-old was not injured.

Schiering owned The Reclothery, a consignment clothing store in the same building as the credit union, 613 S. Washington St.

“She was a longtime tenant and friend in the credit union building,” said Cynthia Pace, vice president of marking for the credit union. “She’s very missed.”

Donations can be made at the credit union’s Washington Street branch, or at 1212 W. Francis Ave., or at any credit union shared branch. Visit www.uhscu.org for more information.



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