Carol Graham Schellenger

  • "Just found out about Carol's death, she was my room mate at..."
    - Donna Van Keuren
  • "Carol was and is a beautiful soul. I used to teach with her..."
    - Martie Harmon
  • "...a GHS classmate and fellow Girard teacher. We'll miss..."
    - Don Rex
  • "So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Hugs to all of you."
    - Tracy Blama
  • ""Mrs.Bowman" is one of my favorites! I'll never forget her..."
    - Mark Patterson

died peacefully on January 20, 2016, surrounded by family in Bradenton. Carol was born April 4, 1945, in Niles, Ohio. She began her lifelong calling to teaching after having been graduated from Ohio Wesleyan; she taught for many years in Ohio before moving to Florida for the love of her life, Wes. She continued improving the lives of children everywhere until finally retiring from Electa Lee Middle School in 2015. She loved to read, listen to and play music, enjoy fine art of all kinds, enjoy her family, and will be eternally missed. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Keyth Wesley Schellenger, and his son, Todd Allen Schellenger, and is survived by her twins, Caron Schellenger, of Bradenton, FL; and Criston Schellenger, of Boulder, CO; children Carol Weldy and her husband Park, their children Cheryl and Mark Nourjian, and Nathan and Erica Weldy, and their son Noah; and Tim Schellenger, and his children, Emilee and Seth - all of Bradenton; and grandson Pearce Schellenger and his daughter Jaden, of Gainesville. Her Ohio fam is blessed with her older sister Joan England of Girard; and her daughters, Cathy Panchik and Robin Tagawa; her younger sister Virginia and Pete Wagner of Toronto; her daughters, Reyne Mahon and Jennifer Miller. Grand-nieces and -nephews include Ashley, Brandon, Joey, Aiden, Isabelle, Kenzie, Elliot, Keirsten, Sydney, Pete, and Rhea; and her grandpups Kierti, Rafi, and Barkley. The memorial wake will be held Sunday, January 24th, at 3:00 p.m. at the family's home. Carol's life and philosophy embodied Eleanor Roosevelt's sentiment: well behaved women rarely make history.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Jan. 23, 2016
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