Carol Ann (Quay) Schaefer, age 67 of Swanton, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona, passed away Friday morning, September 17, 2021, at McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, OH. She died two weeks following the death of her husband, Robert Schaefer. Carol was born August 11, 1954, in Toledo, Ohio, to Ralph and Rachel (Hawkins) Quay.
Carol met Bob Schaefer at Sunshine Children’s Home, Maumee, OH, while he was doing Volunteer Service (VS) and she was employed there. The two married on December 1, 1973, and have a daughter, Michelle, and a son, Timothy. Following a few years in Ohio, Carol and Bob relocated to Phoenix, AZ. Carol worked part time for Sunshine Sales, and Glencroft Senior Communities, retiring in 2016.
Bob and Carol looked forward to spending summers in Ohio to be close to Carol’s family. Carol enjoyed reading, bowling and crafting, but her greatest joy was being a wife and mother.
Carol is survived by her daughter, Michelle; son Timothy; siblings, Mary (Stephen) Gregg, Suzanne Sauer, Dorothy (James) Thompson, George (Nancy) Quay and Janet (Thomas) Turner; sister-in-law Carolyn Locy; brother-in-law, James (Dianne) Schaefer; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Carol is preceded in death by husband Robert (Bob) Schaefer, parents, Ralph and Rachel Quay, brother and sister-in law Roger and Patricia Quay, mother and father-in-law Marlin and Arlene Schaefer; brothers-in-law, Patrick Locy and Ron Sauer.
Joint visitation and funeral services for Carol and Bob will be held Friday, September 24th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where the funeral will begin at 6:00 p.m., with Pastor Oscar Velazquez officiating.
Chapel of the Chimes will assist the family with graveside services at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale, Arizona.
Memorial contributions may be made to Goldensun https://goldensunonline.org/donate or via check to Goldensun, 4444 WestVista, Glendale, AZ 8530, or Sunshine Communities https://www.sunshine.org/ or via check to Sunshine, 7223 Maumee Western Road, Maumee, OH 43537-9656.