Barbara J Schelen

Died: Fri., Nov. 9, 2012


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 11, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Nov. 12, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mrs. Barbara J. Schelen, 78, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of 1501 College, Quincy, died at 6:35 a.m. Friday (November 9, 2012) in Good Samaritan Home.

   Born January 10, 1934 in Quincy, Barb was the daughter of John T. and Elva E. Bishop Dickson. She married Oscar William "Bill" Schelen on October 2, 1965 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on April 6, 2008.

   Barb was a member of Madison Park Christian Church. She enjoyed golfing and was a two time City Golf Champion, reading, listening to Jazz and will be remembered for singing with the Andy Van Sickle Band in Quincy.

   A 1951 graduate of Quincy High School, Barb was employed in the Customer Service Office at CIPS for 43 years until her retirement.

   Survivors include a step son, Burk K. Schelen of Crawfordsville, IA; a sister, Shirley Requet (William) of Jacksonville, FL; two nephews, Kevin Requet and Bradley Requet both of Jacksonville, FL; two great nephews, Clayton  and Kyle Requet both of Jacksonville, FL; two cousins, John and Elsa Korman of Chevy Chase, MD and William and Eileen Sommerville of Quincy; and dear friends, Don and Charlotte Rodenhizer, Sue Winking and James Brian Turkowski.

   Mrs. Schelen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; a step son, Brock K. Schelen; and her beloved cat, Tiffany.

   Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Chuck Sackett.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00 and Monday until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or Madison Park Christian Church.

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Shirley Requet and Family
   Posted Fri November 09, 2012
To my one and only beloved sister Barb,

I love you very much and will miss you terribly. You will once again sing and dance to music with Bill in the house of the Lord. The trumpets will sound your arrival at the pearly gates of heaven. Bless you my sister as you dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Your loving sister


Kevin Requet
   Posted Fri November 09, 2012
To my wonderful Aunt Barb. Here's to remembering those old home movies of her chasing me around the yard when I was just a toddler. Teaching me how to swim at Indian Mounds pool. Playing golf with her at Westview. She was a loving Aunt that always remembered my birthday. I enjoyed lots of good times when visiting her in Quincy especially playing in the snow and throwing those snowballs and riding sleds in the Carnes back yard. She will be forever missed but never forgotten.

Love always,


Charlann Winking
   Posted Sat November 10, 2012
We all have family that we are born into. Some of us are also lucky to have family who choose us. Thank you, Barb, for choosing to become family to us, and for later bringing Bill along. We couldn't have loved you more if you were blood! You were a special part of our family for over 50 years and we will miss you terribly.

Sheila Jenkin Davis
   Posted Sat November 10, 2012
To Shirley and Barb's family: I was so sad to hear of Barb's passing. I worked next to her at CIPS in customer service for 13 years. What a wonderful spirit and gifted woman she was. A great golfer and singer! That is quite an accomplishment. I recall how she loved all things Christmas. The cookies she brought us all every holiday were so delicious. She sent us a Christmas card every year and always enclosed a sweet note. I know she will be missed but I am glad she will be reunited with her beloved Bill. My condolences to you all.

Rick Winking
   Posted Sun November 11, 2012
Barb was more like an aunt to me than my aunts. I can't remember a time with Barb in our lives. She was in our lives by choice and not obligation. We sued to beg her to sing and when she did, it was magic. My daughter didn't know until yesterday that Barb was not a blood aunt. She knew that when we visited Quincy, we would see Barb just like we would any other member of our family living there.
I will miss her so much....

Bradley Requet
   Posted Sun November 11, 2012
To my loving, caring and thoughtful, Aunt Barb. I will always

remember the days when we visited at Christmas time, and I knew you

had made Sugar Cookies and put them in the freezer in the basement,

I couldn''t wait to get one, they were so good, and you know I couldn''t

just eat one. I remember us singing God Bless America to the dogs,

Fletcher and Winki, to get them singing a long...(barking and howling).

Playing Yahtzee late at night was always fun. There were many good

memories, that I will treasure. I shall truly miss you,

Love you always,


Clayton Requet
   Posted Mon November 12, 2012
Dear Aunt Barb,

Thank you so much for all of the cards and time that you took to stay in touch with me throughout my life. Even with me being in the Army when I was in Korea you sent me the Daily Bread Devotionals and it got me through my tour. I wish I could've seen you one more time to express my love and gratitude. I'll always miss you.

Love Clayton

Hope Tucker
   Posted Fri November 16, 2012
Barb was my next door neighbor when I was young. What a wonderful person. I loved her and Bill's dogs, Winky and Fletcher. She once fried squash blossoms for me and was always so kind. Later in life, Bill and I would see each other when he was out shooting pool at The Place or when he was working at Wal-Mart and we would talk. My dad and Bill knew each other from Iowa and when we moved in next door to him in Quincy they couldn't believe it! They would sit and talk outside at night and tell old stories. I have been trying to find a way to contact Burk in Crawfordsville, but I cannot locate an address or e-mail online to send him a card. Could someone give me his address? My deepest sympathy to Barb's family.

Kyle Requet
   Posted Sat December 01, 2012
Dear Aunt Barb,
You were an amazing person and I'm going to miss you so much. I love how every holiday you would send me a card and even on Christmas you would try and send a present. I was so happy to hear your voice when I would call you when I lived in Alabama. I love and miss you a lot Aunt Barb.

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