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Carol Knippler Mader, 90, of Savannah, GA, and Old Town, ME journeyed home to heaven on May 28, 2020. She was born and grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and worked in National City Bank. She met the love of her life, Sheldon G. Mader, at a young adult church fellowship, and they were married in 1954. They had a wonderful life together until Sheldon passed away in May of 2004.
Carol left the workforce when she had her daughters, Nancy and Alison. She was a very dedicated and loving mother. She was involved with leading girl scouts and other activities. Carol was always an active Presbyterian and sang in the church choir when the girls were young. When the girls were older, she became involved in other community services such as organizing Meals on Wheels for 19 years while living in Darien, CT.
In 1984, Carol and Shelly bought a summer home on Pushaw Lake, in Old Town, Maine, They loved vacationing and sailing together. Carol enjoyed regular visits to the Old Town Public Library, planting in the garden, and playing with her “best boy” grandson.
Carol and Shelly retired to The Landings in Savannah in 1994. They settled in and became involved with their new community. They were dedicated members of the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church and served in various capacities. Sunday School and Circle were pleasures for her. Carol cherished the fellowship she had with her much loved PEO sisters. She spent her final years at the Marshes of Skidaway Island, where she developed many close friendships with the residents and staff.
Carol was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Dudley Knippler, and her brother, Little Dudley. Carol was loved by and is survived by her sister Lynne Knippler of Great River, NY; Nancy Bousquet and her husband Jean Pierre (JP) of Peachtree Corners, GA; Alison Chapman and her husband Steve, and their son Max of Old Town, Maine.
Inurnment will be at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church.
Alvenia “Venia” Calloway a long-time resident of Savannah, GA, passed away at Hospice Savannah on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Alvenia had been battling ovarian cancer. She was 80 years of age.
Alvenia is preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Williams Calloway; her mother, Evelyn Wiley, and her father, John Mitchell.
She is survived by her son, Eugene (Patricia) Calloway, Jr.; her daughter, Tammy (Elijah) Calloway Hunter; grandchildren – Sherree (Robert) Calloway Garcia; Eugene W. Calloway, III; Kevin Lavon Calloway-Brunson, Jr.; Kenneth W. Calloway, Jr.; Cana (I.K.) Brunson Obaisi; siblings – Carolyn Mitchell; Michael Mitchell; Darryl (Cynthia) Mitchell; Gregory (Muzette) Mitchell; Linda Nolden; Ronald Comer; Randy (Justina) Comer; Ronald Hinton (deceased); and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Alvenia was born on Daufuskie Island, SC on July 30, 1939. She graduated from Alfred E. Beach High School and went on to earn a nursing degree (LPN) from Savannah Area Technical College. She worked as a nurse for over 15 years at Memorial Hospital. She retired from Georgia Regional.
Alvenia loved to cook and generously shared her cooking with others. She loved fishing, crabbing, visiting casinos, and traveling. She enjoyed attending church services and loved family gatherings. She will be forever remembered for her infectious smile, quick wit, and kind words. She is already missed beyond measure, as there are many lives she touched while here with us.
The family will be having a Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Alvenia, (date to be determined) and asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ovariancancerinstitute.org or on cashapp $msvyne to be donated on your behalf.
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