Edith I. Schindler

September 12, 1921 ‒ November 19, 2003

Zephyrhills, Florida

MANSFIELD: Edith I. Schindler, 82, of Zephyrhills, Florida, died Wednesday, November 19, 2003 in East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills, following a sudden illness.

She was born September 12, 1921 in Holmes County to Charles and Lucy F. (Miller) Dunkle.

A homemaker and farmwife, Edith learned early a good work ethic, becoming a “Jill-of-all-trades.”

She had lived in the Mansfield area, before moving to Copley, Akron and Millersburg. For thirty years she had been wintering in Florida, and moved there permanently three years ago.

Edith enjoyed quilting and crocheting, vegetable and flower gardening. Despite her Parkinson’s disease, she was meticulous about keeping her home and gardens.

She is survived by her husband Clayton Burnell Schindler, Sr., whom she married November 26, 1955; their children Clayton B. Jr, and Jean Schindler of Akron, Richard C. and Sue Schindler of Cuyahoga Falls, Debra and Thomas Short of Akron, and Darelle and Leona Collins of Fredericktown; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; four half brothers Marion Frank of Loudonville, Earnest Dunkle, Don Dunkle, Charles Dunkle and three half sisters Mabel Johnston, Bernadine Allen and Gertrude McBride all of Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a half brother Herbert and two half sisters Pearl and Ilah.

The funeral service will be held Monday, November 24, 2003 at 1 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, with Pastor T.J. Waters officiating. Friends may call the hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Ohio Parkinson Foundation may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com