JoEllen Schilke

JoEllen and her Dad, Donald Joseph Schilke, remembered


Dear Friends of Beaux Arts,

On Tuesday, April 10, The Tampa Bay (St. Petersburg)  Times had an obituary for; Donald Joseph Schilke, JoEllens’ dad. Since many of you know JoEllen through her now-closed Globe Coffee Lounge in St. Petersburg and know how supportive she was for Beaux Arts and the people who went to the Globe after Beaux Arts, I am passing on this information. I am asking you to please show support for JoEllen at this time in her life. The online Guestbook is at

The Memorial Service will be 1 pm on Saturday, April 21, at Anderson-Mcqueen Funeral Homes, 2201 Dr. ML King St. North, St Petersburg. The obituary suggests that instead of flowers, please consider donating to WMNF, 1210 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Tampa FL 33603. (JoEllen has a long-time show there named ‘Art In Your Ear’  and she is now a full-time employee there working as Volunteer Coordinator, Outreach, and lots of other tasks). If you are able to make a donation to the station,  please consider mentioning Beaux Arts so JoEllen is aware of that.
Also, please feel free to mention this to any people you know who have been to the Globe or Beaux Arts.

I used to see her dad at the Globe frequently, and he was always a friendly man. And, JoEllen also sponsored a Benefit for Tom Reese, when he first went into the hospital. We owe a lot to JoEllen.

Thank you!

Malcolm Johnson

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