Mary M. (Dodd) Schenck

Born: Thu., May 12, 1921
Died: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
Location: Fountain Park Cemetery

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
Location: Fountain Park Cemetery

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Mary M. Schenck, 97, went to be with her heavenly father on Sunday, February 10, 2019 surrounded by her loving family after a short illness.

Mary was born May 12, 1921 to Ernest and Maggie (Gray) Dodd.  Mary was the 7th child of 11.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 5 sisters and her son-in-law, P.C. Winbigler.  

In her 60s, Mary went back to school and obtained her GED and her license as a Nazarene Minister.  Mary was very active in the Winchester Nazarene Church teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and working with the children and teens for many years.  She was a positive influence on many young people through her life in the church.  She was a member of Harris Chapel Church of the Nazarene at the time of her death. 

Mary was married to Ash Bigelow for 31 years and together they owned and ran The Anchor Inn and a laundromat.  Mary was also a hairdresser.  Ash passed away on April 5, 1976. 

Mary and Ash had one daughter, Janet M. Winbigler and two granddaughters, Kimberly S. Hawley and Tammy Rhoades. 

In 1978 Mary married Homer Carrico who passed away in 1985. In 1995 Mary married John Schenck, who passed away in 2002.

Mary was especially close to John Schenck, Jr. and his son John and to John’s sister Mary Best.  Mary Best and her children were special blessings to Mary for many years. Mary loved baseball, especially the Cincinnati Reds and the Indianapolis Indians.  Mary and Mary Best spent many fun times at the Indianapolis Indians games.   Together, they were known as the M&M’s.

In 1988 Mary’s first great grandchild, Logan Hawley was born.  In 1994 Mary’s second great grandchild was born, McKinna (Rhoades) Bailey.  Mary lovingly and untiringly cared for  Logan and McKinna and in 2015 Mary’s first great great grandchild was born, Maci Lynn Bailey.  Mary has a second great great grandchild due in June of 2019. Mary loved her family more than anything else in life.

Mary leaves to miss her daily and to cherish her memory, her daughter, Janet Winbigler, her granddaughter, Kimberly S. Hawley (husband Dan), great grandson Logan Hawley (Michaela Young) and granddaughter Tammy Rhoades, great granddaughter McKinna Bailey (husband Anthony) and great great granddaughter Maci Lynn Bailey.  Mary also leaves three brothers, Ernie, Paul, and Charles (Herbie) Dodd and many nieces and nephews who were all special to her.

A service to celebrate Mary’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Fountain Park Cemetery Chapel in Winchester with Pastor Debi Howell officiating.  Burial will follow at the Fountain Park Cemetery

Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, at the Chapel.

The family would like to thank Dr. Alison Syme and her staff and the Nurses and Aides with State of the Heart Hospice for their care of Mary.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Winchester Moose Scholarship Fund 191 N Middle School Rd, Winchester, IN 47394.  

 Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Linda (shoop) Smith
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Fond memories of her from Sunday school

Deb Preston
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Janet, Kim, and Tammy, just wanting to know you are in mine and Larry's prayers and will be thinking of you on Thursday. I loved Grandma like she was my grandma that I never had. She is going to be missed by many.

Janet Mitchell
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
I want to express how sorry Iam for the familys loss. There are some very comforting words found in Gods Word, the Bible, at Acts the 17th. chapter, verses 24 & 25 where God is called "the source of life"......the One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to our loved ones who have died. Another comforting scripture is found in the Bible book of Job, the 14th. chapter, verses 14 & 15. It speaks about how God longs to bring back those who are in His memory & see them live on earth again. I hope this brings the family comfort. My sincere condolence to you & yours. Janet VIDEO&locale

Richard and Judy Hickey
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
Dear Kim, Tammy and Janet,
We were saddened to see your post that Mary had passed. We are so sorry for your loss of a wonderful lady, mother and grandmother. I was thinking today of how long I have known Mary. Over 60 years!! Richard not as long but over 30! We will miss Her when we come home to visit. She always made sure to visit with us every time we came back and we all got together. We will miss seeing her. Sending our love and special thoughts to all of you.
Judy and Richard

Cindy Segraves Skiver
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
Janet, Kim and Tammy, while I am so sorry to see Mary go, I will forever carry the memories of being made welcome her home, in my heart. She was such a force of nature, what a great lady! There will be some tough days ahead, but take comfort in knowing that she is watching over you all.

Janet Yost
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
i am so sorry for your loss.. i know she will forever be missed by everyone who knew her and loved her, but even more so her family .. she loved her family and and her precious daughter and my friend " Janet Winbiger " may god bless you and be with you during the difficult days that will follow... cherish all your memories and they will be your comfort... sending much love and prayers your way.... love , Janet