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Amy Tschappler


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Amy Tschappler Obituary
Amy Tschappler, 88, formerly of Carlsbad, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.
Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. today (Jan. 22) at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dennis W. McKinley officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, N.M. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Amy Kell Tschappler was born May 18, 1924, in Oakland City, Ind., to Raymond C. ("RC") and Esther (Houchin) Kell as the third of 11 children. She received her A.B. from Central College, Pella, Iowa, and her Master of Science at the University of Illinois. Amy was Associate Professor of Natural Science at Oakland City College. She married Sammie E. Tschappler on June 15, 1948, and moved to Carlsbad. They lived on East Orchard Lane for more than 50 years.
Amy's passion in life was teaching. Over the years, she taught in the Loving public schools and started several small, Christian schools. She loved the challenge of showing "slow" learners that they could do as well as or better than others. Amy also enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading. Although teaching was her passion, she also worked at real-estate, in various sales jobs and even tried her hand at politics, running for Eddy County Clerk. After Sammie passed away in 2002, Amy moved to Phoenix to be near her son Herbert and Olivia Tschappler. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: John, Edwin, Fred, Raymond, Louis and James; and sister, Dora Anthony.
She is survived by four children: Valerie Hett of Roswell, Margaret Kistler of Gibson, Iowa, Herbert J. of Phoenix and Thomas A. of Colorado Springs; brother, Carlos "Sam" Kell of Oakland City, Ind.; sisters: Aline Taitano of San Antonio, Texas, and Lena Boswell of Harrison, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on Jan. 22, 2013
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