Ouida Nell Schimmel died peacefully, Sept. 18, 2013, at her home in Oak Ridge, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William Edwin Schimmel, and her parents Mattie and Lawrence Keeton.
She is survived by brother, James Keeton of Oak Ridge; daughter, Anita (James A.) Barker of Knoxville; sons, Calvin Schimmel of Nashville, and Roy Schimmel of Oak Ridge; four grandchildren, Tara Barker Gilbreath of Knoxville, Christie Barker Ragle of Knoxville, Ryan and Katie Schimmel of Nashville; and four great-grandchildren, Keaton and Connor Gilbreath, Maddison Belle, and Jackson Barker Ragle; niece, Carrol Welch of Oak Ridge; and nephews Bobby Keeton of Knoxville, and Jimmy Keeton of Nashville. [Read more…]