Carolyn Ann Scwanenberger

October 24, 1934 - March 23, 2015

10/24/1934 - 03/23/2015

Carolyn Ann Martin Schwanenberger, 80, of Wheeling, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 in Liza’s Place.
She was born in Wheeling, October 24, 1934, daughter of the late Harold Foster and Nellie Schneider Martin. She was a member of Edgwood Lutheran Church. Carolyn was a graduate of Ohio Valley General Hospital of Nursing and earned her Bachelors in Nursing from West Liberty State College; she later worked for Ohio Valley Hospital, Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel as a nursing supervisor, and later became the Medical Review Coordinator for West Virginia Medical Institute.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Sue Ann LeClair, brother, August R. Martin and her sister, Nellie Coury.
Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, John Robert Schwanenberger; two sons, Rene “Ray” M. Carol Schwanenberger of Florence, Ky., and Gregory Sue Schwanenberger of Lutz, Fla.; one son In law, Timothy LeClair of Bishop, Ga.; one brother in law, Paul E. Coury of Bartow, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Carisa, Lauren, Christopher, and Ryan Schwanenberger, Timothy “Jack”, Joseph and Simon LeClair; three great grandchildren, Chloe, Avery, and Zane Schwanenberger; and very close friend, Goldie Rogers.
Friends and family will be received Friday, March 27, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 11am, at Edgwood Lutheran Church, Wheeling, with Pastor Tim Spence officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Edgwood Lutheran Church, 1154 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
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Sharon Bohn
8 years ago

Carolyn and I shared a room for many years

At camp Luther. She was so much fun and we had many laughs and giggles. She was the nurse at camp and was wonderful with the campers. We all loved her so much.

Much love to her family. I was lucky to have been in her life at camp.

Barbara Aracich
8 years ago

Carolyn wAS MY roommate in Nurses Training. She has been my close friend for many years.WE saw each other each year when I came back to visit. God bless her and her family. Chick stay strong, it’s so hard to lose your wife.

Lamoyne & Coleen De Lille
8 years ago

Chick, Rene’ and Greg, We’re saddened by your loss. Carolyn was a spirited lady and a wonderful Mother who raised two great sons and a lovely daughter. Her passing leaves a void in many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lou Zimmerman
8 years ago

Chick: Sending my condolences to you and your family, from an old friend in East Wheeling. Met Shirley at the OVGH Nurses Alumni Dinners. She was a very nice lady.Take care and God Bless.

Lou Zimmerman

290 Woodlands Way #13

Calabash, NC 28467

Barb Kase Smith
8 years ago

Dear Carol,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother-in-law. I am sorry that I was not volunteering at Liza Place as I have taken some time off or I would have been visiting her. It sounds like she was an amazing woman. May God keep her in the palm of his hand.

Wheeling Central Class of 1975
8 years ago

Dear Carol,

The CCHS Class of 1975 would like to send condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother-in-law. Peace be with you at this difficult time in your life.

Randy Zandron
8 years ago

Dear Chick,

I am truly sorry for your loss. Carolyn was such a nice lady and better neighbor for all us kids growing up on Duquesne.

May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

Randy Zandron

David Robinson
8 years ago

Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God’s peace on everyone. Love, David

Maryann Droll
8 years ago

Dear Ones —

I met Carolyn during my room visits at Liza’s Place. What a delightful lady she is! I’ll not forget how cozy she looked under the beautiful blanket that she told me she had made; and, I’ll always remember the rich colors that she had selected for that blanket. I’m sure that she’s now enjoying a new palette of colors that she had never even imagined before.

May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .

Always in Jesus,

Maryann Music Ministry Volunteer

Jeanette Wojcik
8 years ago

Faith in Action Caregivers has lost a dedicated volunteer. We will always remember Carolyn’s helpfulness and sense of humor. Our prayers are with her family in this very sad time.

John Kiblin
8 years ago

I’ll never forget the first time I met Carolyn. She was quite suspicious of me so I tried my best to win her over. It took a few meetings but we grew to like each other very much. She was a super lady. My deepest sympathy to Chick. I love your jokes…you kept me laughing even when Carolyn was good heartedly picking on me…and us at times. I will miss her but I’m a better person for having known her.

Joseph Coury
8 years ago

Keeping Uncle Chick and my cousins in my thoughts and prayers. My last visit with Aunt Carolyn and Cousin Sue was at my mother’s passing and is a fond memory that I will cherish forever. Their reuniting in heaven gives me a great reason to smile today.

John Schaber
8 years ago

My condolences to the Family, She was a friend and classmate of my Wife. She will be remembered as “a nice person”

Ruth McColloch Graham
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn’s family and friends. She was my classmate at OVGH, and we went to Greystone, NJ together. She was intelligent, capable, friendly and fun. My sympathy to the family.

Tim Coury
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Uncle Chick. No words can express how saddened we are of Aunt Carolyn’s passing. God bless you and your family.

Cindy & Kevin Dailer
8 years ago

Ray, Carol & Family, So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Many prayers are coming your way.

8 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

David & Deborah Coury
8 years ago

Uncle Chick,

Please know that you and Aunt Carolyn have been in our thoughts and prayers for some time now. May God give you strength and peace during this most difficult time.

Alison Coury
8 years ago

Uncle Chick, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Aunt Carolyn. She no longer has to suffer & I know she will be reunited with Sue, Nelly and other family members. May God bless you and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.