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Marjorie S. Schultz

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Marjorie S. Schultz 1917-2008 BENNINGTON Marjorie S. Shultz, 91 , widow of Seymour G. Shultz, a resident of Crescent Blvd. in Bennington died December 31, 2008 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation surrounded by her loving family. Marjorie brightened the world on March 3, 1917. She was born in Hudson, N.Y, daughter of John W. and Lillian Northam Starkes. She attended the Claverack schools and graduated from Hudson High School in 1934. Her education continued in New York City and her first employment was with Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn in Riverdale, N.Y. who at the time was treating the famous Lou Gehrig. War drums were beating and her English background led her to her next employment at the British Purchasing Commission on Wall Street. Not long after, our own country was at war and she moved to Hartford, Conn. and was a secretary at the Induction Station. After more studies she became a Production Engineer at the Hartford Special Machinery Company who at the time were making parts for our war planes. In January of 1947 she was married to Seymour G. Shultz in Farmington, Conn. After a southern honeymoon they made their home in Bennington. In earlier years Mrs. Shultz was active with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. She worked with her husband establishing the Shultz Jewelry business on Crescent Blvd. Never at a loss for something to do she was an avid craftswoman and handy at rug hooking, knitting, lamp shading and landscape oil painting. Known as the "Mitten Lady" she had knitted over 800 pairs of mittens for the Warm the Children Program. Until her health failed she enjoyed a round of golf, playing cribbage and for many years was a faithful follower of the Boston Red Sox. Marge's greatest joy was her family, her beautiful gardens and bringing joy and humor to her many friends and neighbors. Survivors include a son, Dan S. Shultz and his wife, Linda, of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Jean S. Hoyt and her husband, David, of Shaftsbury; four grandchildren, Joshua A. Shultz of Chicago, Ill., Austin D. Hoyt of Thornwood, N.Y., Ryan T. Shultz of Alexandria, Va. and Whitney N. Hoyt of Burlington; a sister, Lillian S. Clark of Hudson, N.Y.; a brother, Frank W. Starkes and his wife, Jean, of Claverack, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Shultz was predeceased by two brothers, John W. and James A. Starkes; a sister, Gladys Haight; and her son, Stephen Shultz, who died in 1987. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME on Monday January 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jerrod Hugenot, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bennington officiating. Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Sunday January 4, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Should friends desire contributions in memory of Mrs. Marjorie S. Shultz may be made to either the Bennington Rescue Squad, Warm the Children Fund or the Vermont Chapter of the American Lung Association through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 2, 2009
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