Carole Schimke

Carole S. Schimke, 77, of Ravenswood, formerly of North Hills, passed away Sept. 2, 2014 at the Care Center in Ravenswood. She was born Nov. 21, 1936 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Hubert and Agnes (Swartz) Woomer.

Carole was a homemaker and a member of Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Parkersburg.

Surviving are her children, Doug Schimke of Belpre, Greg Schimke (Vickie) of St. Paul, Minn., Amy Raines (Allen) of Ripley and Brian Schimke (Janelle) of Parkersburg. She also leaves behind three grandchildren, Sara Cullum, Stacey Schimke and Brittany Watson; and four great-grandchildren, Heather Monroe, Cameron Cullum, Keira Allen and Juan Enzo Astorga Schimke.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Schimke, and sister, Betty Risch.

Memorial services will be Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Reverend Joseph Peterson officiating. Friends and family will gather one hour prior to services. In keeping with Carole’s wishes, she will be cremated and her remains buried beside her husband at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Parkersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of WV, 1600 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV 25387.

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