|Death: ||Nov. 10, 2012|
Hilda Wieland Schoonover, 95, of Florence, Ala., passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
Mrs. Schoonover was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, N.Y.
Elkins Funeral Home in Florence, Ala., and Hardison Funeral Home in Lewiston, N.Y. are coordinating arrangements. Burial will be at Cold Springs Cemetery in Lockport, N.Y.
Mrs. Schoonover graduated from Buffalo State Teachers College in Buffalo, N.Y., with majors in history, English, psychology and elementary education. She taught fourth grade for more than 25 years in the Lewiston-Porter Central School System.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and teacher. Hilda and her husband, Dick, enjoyed traveling around the world. She also was an avid reader and a "crackerjack" but friendly, bridge player. In 2005, she moved from Lewiston, N.Y., to Alabama to be closer to her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Francis "Dick" Brooks Schoonover; son, Richard Bryant Schoonover; and parents, Ernest and Rose Wieland.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane and husband, Gerald Elton Clarke, of Florence, Ala.; grandchildren, James Richard Clarke and wife, Tracey, of Germantown, Tenn., Stephen Andrew Clarke and wife, Rachel, of Bellaire, Texas, and Kathryn Ann Clarke, of Houston, Texas; great-grandchildren, Sydney Alyse and David Brooks Clarke, of Germantown, Tenn., Ashley Ellen, Allison Elizabeth and Lauren Nicole Clarke, of Bellaire, Texas.
Honorary pallbearers are lifelong friends, George Decker, Muriel Donovan, and Audrey McCaskill, from Lewiston, N.Y., as well as her friends and companions at Park Place in Sheffield, Ala., and Merrill Gardens in Florence, Ala.
The family wishes to thank Dr. John Bartmess and the staff of ECM Hospital in Florence, Ala.; Dr. Terrance Hart, Muscle Shoals; Dr. Herman Douglas, Buffalo, N.Y.; the staff of both Park Place and Merrill Gardens; Eldercare services and especially her caregiver and friend. Lillian Goodlow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Florence City Schools Education Foundation, 541 Riverview Drive, Florence, AL 35631-1225; First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston, NY 14092; Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm and Carlton streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.
Published in Florence Times Daily on November 12, 2012
Cold Springs Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Janette Stowe
Record added: Nov 12, 2012
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