Wilma R. Schnell

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PIQUA - Wilma R. Schnell, 98, of Piqua, aand winter resident of N. Ft. Myers, Fla., passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at 1:37 a.m. surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 17, 1916, in Swanders, to the late Clarence E. and Ora A. (Stengel) Sturm. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Schnell; son, H. Keith McCawley; sisters, Lois Shaw, La Donna Middleton, Rene Shaw, Vera Lee, Francis and Shirley Sturm; and brothers; Clarence E. Sturm Jr. and Walter V. Sturm.

She is survived by her grandson Brett A. McCawley and wife Diane of Piqua; granddaughter, Stephanie Grise and husband David of Anniston, Ala.; great grandchildren, Matthew McCawley and Kaitlynn McCawley of Piqua, Travis Swigert and wife Amanda of Houston, and Carla Swigert of Piqua; great great grandchildren, Austin and Owen Swigert and Ryan Fleisher; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Wilma was a 1933 graduate of Sidney High School. She worked as a bookkeeper and secretary during her life. She was an avid bridge player and reader. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to Hospice of Miami County or St. John Lutheran Church, Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

Published in Piqua Daily Call from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2014
Wilma R. Schnell
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