Hannelore McDowell (nee Schmid) of Lakewood, born in Weimar, Germany, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 8, 2018, her 95th birthday.
She was gentle soul with a warm heart. Hannelore loved nature and was fond of bird watching. Animals were drawn to her compassion. She was also a voracious reader. Hannelore was a teacher for over 60 years for both children and adults. She was highly respected and admired by students and colleagues.
Hannelore will be forever missed by her devoted daughter, Carlene Pullman (Chuck); four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces in Germany and her devoted caregivers.
She was predeceased by her husband, James; her dear son, Rick; her two sisters in Germany, Christa Merkel and Kate Schnetter and her parents, Fritz and Ilsa Schmid.
Hannelore's family asks that in her memory donations can be made to: Columbia Schools, 25796 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, Ohio 44028.
Private services have been held.