NEW CANTON, Ill. -- Mrs. Erma Eileen Stone Schutte, 88, of New Canton, died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday (March 18, 2014), in the Barry Community Care Center in Barry.
She was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Ross Township, Pike County, to Dee and Neva Ator Wombles. They preceded her in death.
She married Robert Dale Stone in 1941. He died in 1974. She then married Richard Schutte Sr. on Jan. 23, 1975. He survives in New Canton. Erma and Richard celebrated their 38th anniversary on Jan. 23, 2014.
Erma graduated from New Canton High School in 1941 at the age of 16. She worked as assistant Pike County treasurer and was appointed Pike County treasurer in 1962. After leaving the treasurer's office she worked at Hooper's Insurance for 30 plus years.
Erma was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy.
She loved spending time with family, loved following her grandson's sporting activities, enjoyed reading books, playing golf and league bowling. Erma was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Chicago Bulls fan and loved watching them on TV.
She is also survived by one daughter, Karen Kay Mosley (Larry) of Hull; and two stepsons, Rick Schutte (Judy) of Ada, Mich., and Steve Schutte of Hull; two grandsons, Darren Mosley of Godfrey and Kirk Mosley (Cassie) of Quincy; four stepgrandchildren, Jodi (Marc) Tienvieri of Lambertville, Mich., Chris (Vince) Geddes of Saline, Mich., Christopher Schutte and Claire Schutte, both of Denver, Colo.; six great-grandchildren and stepgrandchildren, Alexa Mosley, Jordan Geddes, Payton Geddes, Taylor Geddes, Hannah Tienvieri and Josh Tienvieri; three sisters-in-law, Mildred McIntosh (Junior) of Quincy, Norma Stone of Pryor, Okla., and Beverly Henry (Bill) of Pittsfield; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marge (Wombles) Elmore; two brothers, John D. Wombles and Charles Lee Wombles; a sister-in-law, Eulave Wombles; two brothers-in-law, Charles Stone and Carrol Stone; and her father- and mother-in-law, Russell and Ruth Stone.
SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday in Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy. Burial will be in Kinderhook Cemetery at Kinderhook.
VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Calvary Baptist Church at 1825 State in Quincy.
MEMORIALS: Great River Honor Flight Program, 513 Hampshire St., Quincy, IL 62301.
ARRANGEMENTS: Kirgan Funeral Home, Barry