Carol E. Mischenko, 71, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, March 26, at the Elizabeth House. A daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Weisleder, she was born and raised in Westfield and Rumson, NJ. She had lived in Richmond, Virginia for 27 years prior to moving to Hendersonville 21 years ago.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 1963. Locally, she had been employed by Pisgah Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation in Hendersonville and Perfect Balance Physical Therapy in Brevard until February of 2013.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she has happily taught her primary children the past 20 years.
In addition to her parents, her sister Barbara Johnson preceded her in death.
Surviving is her husband of 21 years, George M. Mischenko; one daughter Debra Strickland and husband Hugh of Virginia and grandchildren David, Lauren, and Timothy Strickland; one son J. Scott Melius and his fiancee Melanie of Charlotte and grandchildren Michael and Nathan Melius; one brother Charles Weisleder and his wife Mary of Albuquerque, New Mexico; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Jere Hyder officiating.
Memorials may be made to: The Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County,766 N. Main St. Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792.