Mary Margaret Schumacher

April 6, 1933 ~ January 9, 2021 (age 87)


PHILO -- Mary Margaret Schumacher, 87, lifelong resident of Philo, passed away at 10:27pm Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Brookdale Assisted Living Center, Urbana.

Mary was born April 6, 1933 to parents James and Alice Dalton Butler.  She married John C. Schumacher November 10, 1951.

Mary is survived by her husband of 69 years, her children, Theresa (Mike) Lueth, Karen (Bub) Perry, Bruce (Dena) Schumacher, Barb (Jeff) Ford, Anita (David) Woodworth; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and her brother Richard Butler.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren.

Mary dedicated over 50 years to the service and care of the priests, nuns, staff, families, and students at St. Thomas Grade School in Philo.  She was a member of the St. Thomas Altar and Rosary Society and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mary’s life revolved around family.  She could be found cheering on her treasured children and grandchildren at hundreds of sporting, musical, and life events.  She also enjoyed needle work and ballroom dancing. Mary was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Green Bay Packer fan.

A private graveside service will be held.  Freese Funeral Home, Sidney is assisting with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Catholic School.

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