SCHUELKE, Cynthia (Warren)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Cynthia Schuelke, 64, of Pearland, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 1, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Long before Cynthia was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, she was a Ground Angel for Angel Flight, an organization that furnishes transportation from the airport to the hospital for cancer victims and their families.

Cynthia’s status has now changed from Ground Angel to Heavenly Angel. Cynthia was born on February 10, 1948, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Beryl and Willis Warren, both of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Royce Schuelke; her daughter, Lisa Cudd; and grandchildren: Cameron and Emily Cudd. She is also survived by her siblings: Areta and J.B. Graham of Winder, Georgia, Barbara Fank of Trinity, Doris and Marshall Sharp of Lake Palestine, Jerry and Shelia Warren of San Antonio, and Mike and Renee Warren of Bloomington, Illinois.

Cynthia loved Royce’s family and is also survived by his children: Terry and Jamie Schuelke, Greg and Amy Schuelke, and Rick and Kim Kiesling, and their children, as well as Royce’s brother, Lee Schuelke and his wife, Velda, and sister, Joyce “Susie” Roach and her husband, Wesley; and grandchildren: Erin, Britney, Ellyn and Reagan Schuelke; Caley, Kristyn, Caden and Kouper Kiesling.

She followed in the footsteps of her mother to become an elementary school teacher, receiving her baccalaureate degree from Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts.

Later she earned a master’s degree in Multicultural Studies from the University of Houston and became a certified school counselor. After teaching in several school districts, Cynthia spent almost 25 years teaching in Pearland ISD.

She then became a high school counselor at Alvin ISD until her retirement in 2005. Cynthia overcame many challenges in her life having been crippled with Polio as a young child.

She spent a year away from her family at the Elks Crippled Children’s Warm Springs Foundation in Gonzales, Texas, when she was 3 years old. But nothing could take the joy away from Cynthia.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Pearland, where she had taught Sunday school and participated in pageants. She loved to travel with her family and special friends Barbara Ellis, Denise Petri and Susie Wilcox.

The visitation for Cynthia is on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581.The funeral service will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland, TX 77581 with Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

Interment followed at South Park Cemetery. For those wishing to give a memorial in Cynthia’s honor, the family suggests the First United Methodist Church of Pearland or a nonprofit of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Clayton Funeral Home.