But Terri's family--father Bob and mother Mary Schindler
, along with siblings Bobby and Suzanne--were determined to thwart his plan.
Bridesmaids were high school friends Catherine Ottis Brimhall and Kayla Neeld Sirven; Delta Delta Delta sorority sisters Lauren Soutullo Smith, Lauren Hilton, Sarah Ali and Shannon Hauptmann Etheridge, Southern Miss Dance friend Mary Schindler
; and best friend of the groom, Sareena Helton.
But the bitter quarrel between Terri's husband, Michael Schiavo, and her parents, Robert and Mary Schindler
, continues in two recently published books.
Until 1993, Michael Schiavo and Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler
, had a good relationship.
There were so many cross currents running, not the least of which was the long-standing battle between Terri's husband Michael and her parents Bob and Mary Schindler
. Do you think Michael had Terri's best interests at heart?
Terri died on March 13 after a legal fight between her husband and parents Bob and Mary Schindler
. They believed therapy would make her well.
Gibbs III, the Florida attorney who represented Robert and Mary Schindler
, parents of Theresa "Terri" Schiavo, regaled a banquet audience with a version of events that sharply contrasted with the accepted account.
Mrs Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler
, had wanted to bury their daughter in Pinellas County so they could visit her grave
Her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler
, held out hope for a miracle recovery for a daughter they said still struggled to talk.
Brother Paul O'Donnell, an adviser to Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler
, said the parents and their two other children 'were denied access at the moment of her death'.
Her Catholic parents, Bob and Mary Schindler
, had passionately insisted she was not in a vegetative state, that she responded to them, had the potential to improve with treatment and therefore the right to be kept alive.