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Reverend Carol Anne Schweigart, 66, Bolivar


Reverend Carol Anne Schweigart, 66, of Bolivar passed away at home surrounded by her family on Friday, August 5, 2022. She was born on November 29, 1955 in Wellsville to the late Lee and Ruth (Allen) Merrick. On August 22, 1981 in the First Baptist Church of Andover she married Joseph Schweigart who survives.

Carol was a 1973 graduate of Andover Central School. Upon graduating, she began a career in medical office management, starting with the Rural Management Associates in Andover. She then became a stay at home mother to raise her family. She later returned to work in several local medical offices including Dr. Edmonston’s practice until 2018. Carol was an ordained minister of the Wesleyan Church in 2005 and served as Assistant Pastor to the Brookside Wesleyan Church of Wellsville. Carol started and ran the Café Jacob in Bolivar and retired due health Issues in March 2018.

Surviving besides her husband are 5 daughters, Jennifer [Jeremy Monz] Schiffer of Shohola, PA., Melissa [Raymond] Miller of St. Augustine, FL., Christie [Eric] Barton of Amherst, Elizabeth [Nicholas] Mesler of Cheektowaga and Sarah [Adam] Turner of Norfolk, VA.; a son Jon [Grace Franco] Schweigart of Los Angles, CA.; 2 sisters Sandra Merrick and Lisa [Paul] Rowe both of Wellsville and a brother William [Deb Hunt] Merrick of Wellsville; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by both her mother and father.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, 34 West State Street. Her funeral service will take place on Thursday at 11 in the Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Mattison presiding. Memorial suggestions in Carol’s memory include either the Brookside Wesleyan Church or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. To leave online condolences please visit

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