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Carol Joy (Schafstall) Pry

Carol Joy (Schafstall) Pry, age 92, of Crestline, died Friday, March 1, 2019 at her home.

She was born December 23, 1926 at the family home in New Washington, the daughter of the late Roy and Marjorie (Nye) Schafstall. Carol was a 1944 graduate of New Washington High School and attended Heidelberg College. She began her working career at the “Tuby” and Shelby Business Forms. She took a job at the Tiro World newspaper where her writing career began. From there she worked for many years as a reporter for the Shelby Daily Globe, from which she retired.

Carol loved genealogy and put her writing skills to work as she penned several family genealogical books. She was very proud to give copies to everyone in the family. When her children were young and throughout their lives, she was behind them in everything they did and was the advisor for the Future Homemakers of America. The fruitcakes she made at Christmastime were a family favorite.

Music was a very important part of Carol’s life. She loved playing the piano. She shared this love of music with her husband, Eldon, and they traveled to different venues performing as a duet.

Carol was an active member of Tiro United Methodist Church where she was the choir director and pianist. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and wrote a book on the church’s history.

Surviving are her children: Dan (Nancy) Pry of Howard, OH, Randy (Jan) Pry of Shelby, Doug (Maria) Pry of Crestline, Kathy (Howard) Bair of Shelby; Daughter-in-law: Sue (Gary) Hill of Ganges; Sister: Justine Caskey of Shelby; 20 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lewis Eldon Pry in 2016; son: Stephen P. Pry in 1995; and siblings: Arlene Schafstall, Lorna Albright, Iola Kissinger and Anita Baker.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street Shelby. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:30 am at the funeral home with Pastor Garland Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Biddle Cemetery on Remlinger Road, Crestline. Memorial expressions may be made to the Tiro United Methodist Church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Kim Harding says:

    Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Mrs Pry. Love and Prayers, Pastor Tom & Kim Harding

  2. Myrna Taylor says:

    Aunt Carol was greatly loved and admired. Her middle name fit her well because she always radiated “Joy”. Growing up, I enjoyed going to the farm and have so many fond memories of those childhood days. She was a shining example of a Christian woman and a role model to many, including me.
    My prayers and sympathy to all her family ~ your loss is great…but take comfort knowing Aunt Carol is radiating and experiencing more JOY than ever for all Eternity.

  3. Debbi Watkins says:

    Randy and Jan,

    I am sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers. Carol certainly sounds like a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and you are all blessed to have such a special lady in your lives. Let the memories of the love she shared with all of you comfort you at this time.

  4. Don Graf says:

    Randy and Jan,
    Saw where your mother had passed away in the Mansfield newspaper. Wanted to send condolences to you and your siblings along with my prayers of comfort, strength and peace at this time of loss of a family member.

  5. Terri (Perman) DeVito says:

    Randy, Jan and family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family

  6. Judy Wolfersberger says:

    Randy, Jan and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Ken & Mable Brown says:

    Randy ~ Jan and Family:
    May God bless you in this time of sorrow
    Cherish the memories

  8. Len and Rosemary (Frangella) Reidel says:

    Randy, Jan and family — So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Beth Terman says:

    Kathy and Randy, so sorry to hear about your Mothers passing. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

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