Archive for Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Marjorie L. Schutter

July 21, 2004


— Services for Marjorie L. Schutter, 83, Anchorage, Alaska, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa, Kan. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, with military honors by American Legion Warren Black Post No. 60.

Mrs. Schutter died Friday, July 16, 2004, at Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital, Anchorage.

She was born May 9, 1921, in Tunnel Hill, Ill., the daughter of John and Myrtle Corbit McHugh.

Mrs. Schutter graduated from Carbondale (Ill.) High School in 1940. In 1942, she graduated from Southern Illinois University with a teaching certificate. In 1947, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University and received a Master of Arts in library science from the University of Michigan in 1952.

She served in the U.S. Women's Army Air Corps from March 29, 1943, to Oct. 21, 1945, during World War II, attaining the rank of corporal. She received commendations including Good Conduct Medal, two Overseas Service Bars and European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with Bronze Service Stars.

Mrs. Schutter was a teacher, professor and librarian at several schools, including Williamsburg High School, from which she retired in 1987. After retirement she substitute taught at Williamsburg schools until 1992. From 1994 to 1999, she was a teacher at Small World, International ESL Program in Lawrence, Kan.

Mrs. Schutter was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence; Association of American University Women, of which she was the 1996 Outstanding Member; American Association of Retired Teachers, serving as Vice President in 1995; and AARP.

She married Howard Nelson Schutter on June 17, 1944, in Tacoma, Wash. He died Aug. 25, 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Annamarie Schutter, Anchorage; a son, John A. Schutter, Lawrence; three brothers, John McHugh Jr., Aurora, Ill., Paul McHugh, Peoria, Ill., and Don McHugh, Pittsburgh, Penn.; and a sister, Opal Pearce, Mission, Kan.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary, where family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorials to Small World, International ESL Program, sent in care of the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa 66067.

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