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Obituary: Carmelita M. Shields, Bloomington

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Carmelita M. Shields, 102, of Bloomington, formerly of Hope, died Sunday, Oct 7, 2012, at Meadowood Retirement Center in Bloomington.

A graduate of Hope High School and Indiana University, Mrs. Shields taught school in Bloomington and Bartholomew County for 38 years. She was also a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Kappa Kappa Sigma and Delta Kappa Gamma and Retired Teachers Association of Bartholomew County.

The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Norman Funeral Home in Hope. Calling will be Thursday from noon until service time. Burial will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery.

Born in Hope on Nov. 15, 1909, Carmelita was the daughter of John A. and Elma Hiatt Moore. She married William Shields on Aug. 12, 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1956.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Schroeder of Bloomington; grandchildren, Carrie Schroeder of Chicago and Steve Schroeder of Bloomington; and a great-grandson, Peyton Schroeder of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mrs. Shields was preceded in death by her husband, a sister, Elizabeth Moore, and grandson, Jeff Schroeder.

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