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Edward Francis Schell

July 3, 1903 March 20, 2003
Edward Francis Schell
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Edward Francis Schell, age 99, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Thursday afternoon (3/20/2003) at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. He was born 7/2/1903 near Carlisle, Ohio, a son of the late Leo & Mary Crum Schell. He was a former employee of Zanesville Steel and had operated road equipment under the Works Progress Administration during the great depression. Mr. Schell had operated a family farm until the age of 93, was an Enoch Township Trustee for over 20 years, operated road grader in Enoch and Olive Townships, drove school bus until the age of 70 and was a substitute mail carrier for Caldwell Route #1. He was a 4-H Advisor for 35 years, was active with Noble Soil and Water Conservation, had served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Noble County Democratic Central Committee, was a member of the Noble County Board of Elections and the Noble County Fairboard, seving several years as caretaker for the Noble County Fairgrounds. Mr. Schell was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulda, Ohio. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Florentine; 4 brothers; 2 sisters, a daughter-in-law Phyllis Schell; 2 granddaughters Lora and Lesa Schell and a great-granddaughter Greta Schott. Surviving are 4 sons Denver (Agatha) of Senecaville, Ohio, Ronald (Rose) of Caldwell, Ohio, Fred (Carol) of Caldwell, Ohio and Melvin (Leona) Schell of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter Barbara (Smitty) Smithberger of Pickerington, Ohio; a sister Bernetta Leonard of Canton, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-great-grandchild. Friends may call Sunday (3/23/2003) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, Ohio, where Christian Scripture Services will be held at 8:00 PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Monday (3/24/2003) at 10:30 AM at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulda, Ohio with the Rev. Fr. Samuel Saprano as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Parrish Cemetery.

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