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Karen Scheidler

Karen M. Scheidler

Tuesday, July 13th, 1948 - Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Karen M. Scheidler, 71 of Old Fort passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Mrs. Scheidler was born July 13, 1948 in Pennsylvania. She was the matriarch, honorably carrying the titles of Wife, Mom, Grandma, Teacher, and Soccer Coach to name a few. She enjoyed gardening, reading, painting and crafts. Karen was an avid world traveler, who loved France, and passionately teaching her family and students about the French culture. She was a French teacher with Chapel Hill, High School in Chapel Hill, Texas for 20 years. Karen was a member of Black Mountain United Methodist Church, volunteering her time with MANNA FoodBank and rescuing animals. After retiring, she became a collector of uniquely, beautiful “things”.

Mrs. Scheidler is preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruth Dale and brother, Jeffrey Hess.

Karen is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Hal Scheidler in which the two of them together were amazing role models to their children and grandchildren; daughters, Michelle Ingle (Aaron) and Alison Bois (Brian); son, Evan Scheidler (Annie); and grandchildren, Edison, Gerard, Frederick, Parker, Sawyer and Scarlett.

A Celebration of Life Service is planned for close family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to Karen’s passions: MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Rd., Asheville, NC 28805 or Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806. For those that would like to send condolences by mail, please them to: The Family of Karen Scheidler c/o Harwood Home for Funerals, 208 W. State St., Black Mountain, NC 28711.
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Allison Abbott

Posted at 08:44pm
Karen was always so kind and welcoming. I enjoyed our “teacher talk” and sharing traveling stories together. Karen is such a respected and loved person. She is someone I look up to. She will be greatly missed, but her legacy will go on forever. Prayers for peace and joy.

With Much Love,
Allison Abbott
MW

Marcia Wilcox

Posted at 06:19am
I remember the first time I met Karen. It was at a family gathering while we were all still in college, and Harold was my young, inexperienced cousin. And here he brought this sweet, kind, beautiful girl with him to meet the family. I was definately surprised, and impressed. They just seemed so comfortable together, and it has been the same way during the few times I had seen them since. Such a blessing they were to each other and to their children, and grandchildren. GOD bless the whole family.
Love, Marcia Wilcox The cousin across the road for 18 years.

Carina Pham

Posted at 12:01am
Madame Scheidler, was my French teacher in high school. Always pushing me to be a better student, a better person in general. She helped mold me into the person I am today. I'm so grateful for having her in my life. She was truly a one of a kind. Repose en paix.
GS

George Schmauch

Posted at 02:35pm
We may not yet live on the mountain or have even met anyone who does, but I immediately recognized the last name from Hal's emails regarding the roads. On behalf of my wife, Heidi, and I, we'd like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family. May the love of family and friends help you through this.
DG

Deborah Gurriere

Posted at 07:31am
Dear Sweet Karen, I will forever miss your gentle ways and words. I always enjoyed playing mah jonng in your lovely mountain home. You helped me with my French when Ray and I went to Paris ~ Merci beaucoup. God bless Hal and your family, and may you rest in a beautiful garden.
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