Forest "Corky" M. Schell

Born: Mon., Feb. 19, 1940
Died: Wed., Jul. 4, 2018

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jul. 21, 2018
Location: Midway Alliance Church

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Forest "Corky"Manning Schell, 78, of Youngsville and formerly of Pittsfield, passed away on July 4, 2018 at the Rouse Home in Youngsville.

He was born February 19, 1940 in Warren, PA, a son to the late Glenn Edwin and Jean Augusta (Swanson) Schell. After graduation, Forest enlisted in the US Air Force, serving for 3 years. He then started a dairy farm which he ran for 40 years retiring in 2003. He was a former employee of Ajax of Corry, PA and New Process of Warren.  He was a member of the NFO (National Farmers organization) as an advocate for Dairy Farmers. Forest attended various churches.

He is survived by his daughter, Robin Whittemore Schell Taydus, whom he adopted on April 27, 1971; two step daughters, Andrea Whittemore Beane and Floris Whittemore Grove; two siblings, Charles Jack Schell and Glenna Jean Schell Upton; his grandchildren, Natalie Taydus Lucks and Matthew Taydus, John Wolfe and Sherrie Wolfe Ried, Jennifer Olson Sponaugle; his great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Derek, Nathan, and Rachael Lucks, Duncan and Genevieve Taydus, Shelton Ried, Teagon and Grady Sponaugle and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Forest was preceded in death by his wife, Floris C. Bennett Schell, whom he married at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pleasant twp. on May 25, 1965.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm  at the Midway Alliance Church, 6330 Oil Creek Rd., Spartansburg, PA 16434, with the Rev. Larry Little, officiating.
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Tina Rocco
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
My prayers and condolences for you loss. Corky was an amazing person and helped my Mom, Thelma alot. I love him and I will miss him. God speed.

Holly Earle
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
Corky was always a delight when he came to the Post Office then as I move on with another company and came back into contact with him - he never forgot who I was- such a kind hearted man who will be truly missed- God Bless you Corky may you rest in peace 💛

Scott Stufflebeam
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
So sad to hear of his passing. He was a great man. I always enjoyed his company when I visited. My sincere condolences to his family.

Alice VanGuilder
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed living next to him at the Rouse Manor. I loved having some great chats with him. I was sorry I couldn't be there for him in his last days. He will be missed!

Connie Jenkinson and Genny Knapp
   Posted Wed July 18, 2018
Your dad was an amazing man and defined kindness. He had my moms, who is in her 90, apartment key and would check on her if I was unable to reach her by phone. As I understand he also did that for at least another resident in the apartments. He seemed to enjoy life and was so friendly and optimistic. He will be sadly missed.

Leah Gurdak
   Posted Wed July 18, 2018
Robin, I am so very sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose your parents. Though we could never wish them back we miss them terribly! God bless you and your family as you go through this painful time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Leah Gurdak

   Posted Wed July 18, 2018
Robin and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Over the years we talked often and I so enjoyed those talks. I will miss him very much. He was a good man who shot from the HIP. An honest man. A unique quality. Again, I am so sorry.


Linda Abreu

Russell Conklin
   Posted Sat July 21, 2018
My heart goes to you and God Bless you and Your Family. You will always have his memories.82

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