Carol Forsyth Schermerhorn - Quad Cities Online:
Carol Forsyth Schermerhorn
Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, with the Rev. J. D. Georlett officiating. Burial is at Viola Cemetery. Visitation is one hour before the services at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, is serving the family.
The former Carol Grace Kennedy was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Viola, the daughter of Richard Royce and Jessie May Williams Kennedy. She graduated from Viola High School and Marycrest College, and received her master's degree from Western Illinois University. She married Wayne R. Forsyth on Dec. 28, 1945, in Aledo. He died June 13, 1979. She married George P. Schermerhorn on April 17, 1984, in Cancun, Mexico.
Carol was employed by Moline School District No. 40 as a third grade teacher at Garfield School for 30 years, retiring in 1985. She previously taught in a one-room school near New Windsor. She was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, where she had been active on the Session, as a deacon, a circle leader and a member of Presbyterian Women, and taught Sunday school for many years. She loved being with her family and grandchildren and her many friends. She and her husband, George, traveled extensively and wintered in their home in Tucson, Ariz.
Carol is survived by her husband, George; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Jack Reimers, Moline, and Jeannine and Jim Licandro, Bettendorf, Iowa; four grandchildren and their spouses, John Reimers, Lakewood, Colo., and his fiancee, Michelle Johnson, Mount Vernon, Iowa, William and Dee Anne Reimers, Germantown Hills, Ill., Luke and Jennifer Lawson, Bettendorf, and Jessica and Sam Garchik, Fairfield, Iowa; five great-grandchildren; and her sister, Evelyn Spitznas Norman and her husband, Doug, East Moline.
Carol's family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a candle in her memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.