Services for F. Jean Schwebel, 70, of Route 1, Upper Sandusky,
will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ricci
Arthur will officiate. Interment will be in Nevada Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Bringman & Co. Funeral Home and
12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church, Indian
Mill or the Wyandot County Historical Society.
Miss Schwebel died in Wyandot Memorial Hospital at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 1988.
A lifelong resident of Crane Township, she was born on Sept. 17, 1917, in the
family home on Route 1, to William and Tressie (Traxler) Schwebel.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Fred (Ruth) Jarvis, Columbus; a nephew and his
wife, Stephen and Susan Jarvis, and their children, Jonathon Roy, Suzanne Elizabeth and
William Michael, all of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. A brother, Roy, and a nephew, John,
Miss Schwebel graduated from Eden Centralized School as valedictorian in 1934, received
a bachelor of science degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1938 and
a master's degree in education from Heidelberg College. She took special classes in
archaeology at The Ohio State University, Marion.
A homemaker, farm manager, teacher and historian, Miss Schwebel taught first grade
for 39 years at the Nevada school. She had been curator at Indian Mill the past 17 years.
Author of a book on one-room schools currently in publication, she also compiled a recipe
book for Indian Mill and wrote a column called "Tracer's Tracings" for the Daily
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Progressive Sunday school
class, was treasurer of Trinity United Methodist Women and had been a Sunday school teacher
and nursery assistant at the church. She had held offices in Findlay District United
Methodist Women. Other memberships included Wyandot County Tracers, American Association
of Retired Persons, Retired Teachers Association, Nevada Current Events Club and Wyandot
County Historical Society.
--Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Wednesday, June 22, 1988