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Obituary of Rose Grace Schenkel

Rose Grace Grillo Schenkel, 86, widow of Dr. John Peter Schenkel, died Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at Prisma Health Tuomey surrounded by her four daughters. Born November 12th,1933 in Ashtabula, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Nadage Grillo. Mrs.Schenkel was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are her four daughters, Barbara Harkins, Jere Hancock (Roy) and Estelle Evans (Eddie) of Sumter, and Kendall Fiorini (Ken) of Raleigh, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Beth White (Jeramy), Bradley Harkins, Roy Hancock (Kelli), Alyece Varner (Patrick), Courtney Jacobs (Brandon), Heather Cromer (Tyler), Nicholas Fiorini, and Morgan Fiorini; and eight great-grandchildren, Kinzlee, Gracie, Harper, Cody, Wesley, Remi, Nadaje Rose, and Leo; and two special pets, Eddie and Stormy. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Heather Schenkel; two grandsons, Matthew Harkins and Eric Hancock; a great-grandson, Carter White; and her beloved pup companion Buffy. The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Crabbe, Dr. Ansel McFaddin, Dr. Charles White, the nurses, and staff at Prisma Health Tuomey for the wonderful care she received. Private graveside services will be held. The family will receive friends at 503 Winn Street, Sunday, October 18th from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation in her name be made to the Sumter SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. Online condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.