Imogene Nelson Schofield
Imogene Nelson Schofield graduated from Westbrook High School in 1956. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and sociology from Mankato State College in 1960. In the fall of 1960, she was commissioned into the U.S. Navy Reserve and served for two years in Philadelphia and Newport. Imogene married Michael Schofield on June 30, 1962, at the U.S. Naval Base in Philadelphia. Imogene and Michael have four children: Kirsten, Heather, Douglas and Erica.
Imogene moved to Millerstown, Pa., in 1982 and was a nursing director for nine years before joining Professional HealthCare and Hospice, which eventually became Pinnacle Health. She worked in hospice care until her retirement in 2008. Imogene currently volunteers at the American Red Cross, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and Hospice of Central Pennsylvania.
Imogene created endowed scholarships in memory of her late husband and daughter because education has always been important to her family. Her father received only an eighth grade education; however, her mother earned a master’s degree in special needs education. With support from their parents, Imogene, as well as her five siblings, all went to college. An endowment trust has been established to provide assistance for their heirs.