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Jean M. Schell
  • October 30, 1918
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  • October 19, 2010

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Jean M. Schell, 91 of New Smyrna Beach died peacefully on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 with her family by her side. Jean was born October 30, 1918 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Indiana State Teachers College with a Bachelor’s degree in Music and began teaching music in Philipsburg, PA. She then married William H.C. Schell on October 28, 1942 and spent 22 years as an Army wife.  With her love of music Jean learned to play the organ and served as the organist and choir director in Germany and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  In 1962 Jean and her husband came to New Smyrna Beach.  She continued her activities and was involved with the Elks lodge as a Bingo Caller.  Jean also volunteered her time as a Pink Lady at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach,  and enjoyed bowling and golf.  Jean formerly was the President of the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Golf Course.  She was a member of the United Church of Christ where she was active in the Bell Choir and Vocal Choir for many years.  Jean taught her children and grandchildren to give of one’s self graciously.  She is survived by her loving children, Catherin Blacksmith of Treichlers, PA and William H.C. Schell, Jr and his wife, Linda of Port Orange; four grandchildren, Barbara Hyndman, Sarah Yenser, Cassandra Reise and William R. Schell and seven grandchildren, Joshua Sechler, Dillon Van Spange, Austin Van Spanse, Kairlynn Reiss, Carter Reiss, Kayleigh Schell and Bryce Schell Memorial donations are suggested to the United Church of Christ Building fund, 203 Washington Street, New Smyrna Beach, 32168 1:00 PM at Daytona Memorial Park 1425 Bellevue Avenue Daytona Beach, FL 32114 on October 25, 2010 (map/driving directions) 5;00 PM to 7:00 PM at Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on October 24, 2010 (map/driving directions) Daytona Memorial Park 1425 Bellevue Avenue Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (map/driving directions)

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  1. 24 Oct 2010
    Bob & Esther Barber says:
    Esther and I have been privileged to have known Jean for about ten years while we were snowbirds in NSB and active members of the United Church of Christ. Jean was an inspiration to all. She loved the music and appreciated our similar interest. We shall miss her while we are there this year.

    Sincerely,

    Bob and Esther Barber
    New Durham, NH

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