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Annabell Schilling is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #576, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Wednesday: Sense of humor
Monday (6-3-19): Youngest of three girls
Tuesday (6-4-19): 'Ran a tight ship'
Wednesday (6-5-19): Five children of her own
Thursday (6-6-19): Used her basement for a business for many years
Wednesday (6-12-19): Impacted many lives
Monday (6-17-19): Taught many children
Tuesday (6-18-19): Born in Spokane, WA
Wednesday (6-19-19): 1923
Annabell Rose Schilling was born Sept. 8, 1923 in Spokane, WA to Hester and Edgar Pearsall. She was the youngest of three girls in the family. She met and fell in love with Herman 'Sonny' Schilling and they married in 1941, spending 71 years together.
They had five children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, according to her obituary.
She taught pre-school in her basement for 20 years or more, having many children of her former students. She ran a tight ship, but they all thought highly of her and her teaching methods.
Annabell had a great sense of humor. The story is told that she and her sisters took red fingernail polish and painted her sleeping father's nose. As the story goes, he chased them all out of the house, but all of them had a good laugh--even her father.
Sonny and Annabell loved each other with all their hearts, expressing that love often. They were charter members of Ascension Lutheran Church where they attended for 50 years or more.
Annabell passed away Oct. 21, 2012.
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