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Mary Lou Shuster May 31, 1929 - July 31, 2018

MARY LOU SHUSTER, age 89

of Kettlersville, died suddenly at her home in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 31, 2018. She was born on May 31, 1929 in Sidney, the daughter of the late Florian W. and Katherine F. (Anthony) Schwaiger. On August 5, 1950 she married Stanley H. Shuster, who died on March 28, 2003. Surviving are her eight children: Lucinda (Steven Libecap) Bowman of Anna, Michele (Leo) Borchers of Ft. Loramie, Denise (John) Koverman of McCartyville, Brian (Lynn) Shuster of Kettlersville, Genevieve (Neil) Schroer of Anna, Barton (Annette) Shuster of Kettlersville, Camille (Jeffery) Shroyer of Sidney, and Corrine Prenger of Sidney, thirty-one grandchildren, seventy-four great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, a brother Joseph Schwaiger of Kansas, and a number of nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, Mary Lou was preceded in death by three great-grandchildren, and two brothers William and Marcel Schwaiger.

Mary Lou was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in McCartyville, where she had been part of the Ladies Sodality. She was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217 Auxiliary, the Kettlersville / VanBuren Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and enjoyed volunteering at FISH in Sidney for many years. She greatly enjoyed traveling around the country attending the annual Army Reunion of the 44th Infantry division of the 217 Field Artillery. Mary Lou had a love for dancing, shopping, and baking delicious treats for her family. She enjoyed playing cards, and she loved her flower garden and caring for her beloved dog Fetch. Mary Lou was a homemaker, and she will be remembered as a fun mom, and a loving grandmother to all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in McCartyville with Rev. Fr. Steven Mondiek, Celebrant. Interment will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. The Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen has been entrusted with the arrangements, and condolences to the Shuster family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in McCartyville with Rev. Fr. Steven Mondiek, Celebrant. Interment will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. The Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen has been entrusted with the arrangements, and condolences to the Shuster family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.

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    Linda Bell says

    She was such a sweetheart. I delivered meals on wheels to her. My best to the family.

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    Patsy Schwaiger says

    I will always remember Aunt Mary Lou’s laughter and huge heart. I loved visiting as a young girl and hold all of you in my heart and prayers

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    Vickie Allen says

    Brian and Lynn: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Darren and Vickie Allen.

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    Greg and Helen Ward says

    Our deepest, sincere sympathy to the Shuster family. She raised a great family.

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    Paul and Janice Workman says

    You and your families have our sincere sympathy. I remember her as a kind, gentle woman who was always interested in the support of her children, I taught five of you in the Anna band program, and she was always willing to volunteer her help when needed.

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    Don & Jacqui Kuck says

    To all of you, our condolences for your loss. Fondest memories of your Mom was her being dropped off at my Mom & Dad’s (Myron & Helena) when the men would go to their legion meeting and Mary Lou and Mom would then have their time to “chat” so to speak.

    Always a joy…sorry for the loss.

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    Tara & Dan Bensman says

    We’re very sorry for your loss. You’re all in our prayers.

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