Carol Fern Schofield, age 80, of Shelbina, MO, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Salt River Community Care.
She was born on July 21, 1942, in Buell, MO, the daughter of Wilbur and Abbie (Moore) Cluster. She was united in marriage to Bobby Gene Schofield on August 21, 1964, in Mexico, MO. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2002.
Carol is survived by her four children, Sandra Schofield of Shelbina, MO, Rebecca (Eric) Brown of Arnold, MO, Allen (Chrissy) Schofield of Rolla, MO, and Twila (Chris) Farmer of Hallsville, MO; three grandchildren, Emily Brown, Lily Schofield, and Moses Farmer; and a brother, John (Gloria) Cluster.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, sister Donna Dixon, and three infant brothers.
Carol graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in 1964 and served the Lord alongside her husband, a minister, in churches in Novelty, Lancaster, Clarence, and LaMonte (all in Missouri). Bob and Carol moved to Shelbina in 1994 when his health prevented Bob from continuing in full-time ministry. Carol was a member of Shelbina Christian Church.
Carol took great interest in the lives of those around her. She served as a youth leader, Sunday School teacher, women’s ministries coordinator, faculty member at church camps, and in numerous other capacities. She was involved in local schools and in the communities in which she lived. She served as a forwarding agent with Pioneer Bible Translators for 30 years.
Carol enjoyed working outdoors in her yard and garden. She was the ultimate handywoman who could repair most anything broken, and restore old things. She renovated a 100-year old house in Shelbina and would often say she ‘loved every minute’ of doing so.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Funeral services will be held at Shelbina Christian Church, on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Shelby Memorial Cemetery in Shelbyville, MO. Memorials may be made to Central Christian College of the Bible, Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch, or Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Shelby County.