Carolyn Kay (Wambsganss) Schumm, 72, of Convoy, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 7:09 pm Thursday, September 10, 2020 after a four week battle for her life in the Cleveland Clinic ICU. She was a devoted Christian, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is deeply missed by her family.
Carolyn was born June 2, 1948, the daughter of the late Clayton and Ruth (Bricker) Wambsganss. On June 29, 1968 she married Robert (Bob) Schumm who resides near Convoy.
Survivors include a son Troy (Jodi) Schumm of New Bremen, a daughter Karen (Matt) Ringwald of Fort Wayne, Indiana;, much loved grandchildren Logan and Brock Schumm, Gavin and Madison Ringwald; and a sister Janice (Dean) Barry. In addition to her parents, an infant son, Gregory, and a brother, Larry, proceeded her in death.
Carolyn was a 1966 graduate of Crestview High School. She was employed by Marathon Oil Co. while attending the University of Findlay. Later she worked in Accounting and Customer Service at Aeroquip (Eaton) and at Bebout & Houg Roofing and Siding. She also enjoyed assisting her husband with the farming operations.
Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching their church programs, school music concerts, recitals and ball games. She was a living example of what it means to be kind, considerate and caring. She enjoyed reading, family vacations and travels by train with her husband and family. Since age 28 she endured many painful surgeries and rehabilitations as a result of her rheumatoid arthritis. Her coping skills, mental attitude with the disease and faith in God were an inspiration to many people who knew her. Her family will be forever grateful for the love she showed.
Carolyn was an active and lifetime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where she served as Sunday School teacher, a LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) member, Weekday School teacher and church choir member.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, September 19 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Convoy with Pastor Michael Saylor officiating. Interment will be at the Convoy IOOF Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 pm Friday and at 9 am Saturday prior to the 10:30 am funeral service at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy.
Considering the current Covid-19 issue, we are taking all appropriate precautions. Facial masks will be required upon entering the church, and we ask all to refrain from physical contact. Seating is limited in the church sanctuary for social distancing. However, the funeral service will be broadcasted live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnToWNb1LM6PiHeHf1WiUAw and it can also be viewed at a later time if desired. During the service, additional seating in the church fellowship hall will be provided where the service can be viewed live on a TV screen.
We deeply regret not being able to share a funeral dinner with our dear friends due to Covid-19 precautions. Invitations for the funeral dinner will notify family members whom the limited seating can accommodate.
Preferred memorials are to the Redeemer Lutheran Church radio broadcasts or to the Convoy Community Foundation.
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