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Ina Gertrude Shuler
Ina Gertrude Shuler, 98, of Owaneco, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 3:54 a.m. at her home in Owaneco. She was born October 24, 1916 in Beecher City, IL, the Daughter of Burl H. and Birdie (Tipsword) McNeeley. She married George Cephus Shuler at the Owaneco Methodist Church in Owaneco, IL on August 12, 1940 and he preceded her in death on January 30, 2005. She was a member of Owaneco United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher for over 30 years, HCEA Home Extension for over 50 years in the Buckeye Evening Unit. Ina attended Grade School at Pleasant Hill School of Beecher City, IL and graduated from St. Elmo High School in 1934. After graduation, she worked at Poor Farms of Owaneco, IL then at Charlie and Cora Morrell and later worked as a maid for two families in Decatur, IL. She attended Brown’s Business College in Decatur for one year then worked as book keeper at Semmel’s Clothing Store in Decatur. She lived together with her Husband George, as a farmer’s wife over 64 years in the home that he built.
She is survived by her Daughters: Judy Voss of Owaneco, IL; Jane (Bill) Everett of Owaneco, IL; Daughter-in-law: Jean Shuler of Owaneco, IL; Grandchildren: Angela (Steven) Fry of Pana, IL; Chad (Kelly) McLaughlin of Owaneco, IL; Nicole (Alan) Bailey of Owaneco, IL; Michael (Krissy) McLaughlin of Peoria, IL, Mandy (Dave) Boehler of Kincaid, IL and Benjamin (Stacia) Shuler of Pana, IL and step-granddaughter Dorinda Everett of Salem, IL; Fourteen Great-Grandchildren; Sister: Mary May Richards of Atlanta, GA; Brother-in-law: Earl (Libby) Cline of Chattanooga, TN; Sister-in-law: Gertrude White of Scotts Hill, TN; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death her parents, Husband, Son: Burl, Brothers: Ralph McNeely, Harold McNeely and George McNeely, Sisters: Viola Richards, Miriam (Wilhour) Reeder.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Switzer officiating. Burial will be in Owaneco Cemetery in Owaneco, IL. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to Billy Graham Ministries 1 Billy Graham pkwy Charlotte, NC 28201
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Judy- Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Sending hugs.
Larry and Jackie Stoldt Jun 11 2015 12:00 AM
To the Shuler Family: Sorry to hear of your loss. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Ina was a special lady she was like a mother hen always looking after her family! I know she had me and my family in her prayers every day! May God be with you at this time!
David & Jackie Wilhour Jun 8 2015 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers go out too the Shuler family.Aunt Ina held a special place in my heart. She will be missed. We have another wonderful Angel watching over us. God Bless.
Ron Wilhour Jun 8 2015 12:00 AM
I offer my Sympathy and Love for all of our Family. I have only the fondest memories of Aunt Ina and Uncle George. One of my earliest memories is of their home and the tractor shed behind their house. I will never forget the toy closet at the top of the stairway or the sound of Uncle George and Grandpa laughing downstairs. I can picture Aunt Ina with her Bible on her lap and the phone to her ear as she talks with Grandma. Ina and George were always faithful to the Lord and active in their community. They made a difference in the lives of more people than we will ever know. I am sad that much of the great times are in memories, but thank the Lord we have our memories until we see Jesus. I treasure the thought that: since our Loved ones are with Jesus and Jesus is with us, then we are not that far apart.
Rev. Bobby Rushing (Megan) Jun 8 2015 12:00 AM
May God comfort you at this time. I cannot help but think of the song "Thank you" since she was such a faithful servant for God. So many of us will be saying "she was my Sunday School teacher"! May God bless each of you!
Linda Friend Prosperini Jun 7 2015 12:00 AM
Thinking of all of the family and praying that you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of a lovely, Godly woman. My memories immediately go to MYF where she served for so many years. Good memories of the whole family.
Lana Campbell Jun 7 2015 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Shuler Family. Aunt Ina was one SPECIAL LADY. I have many great childhood memories of spending time with Aunt Ina, Uncle George, Judy, Burl and Jane on Sunday afternoons after Church of course. She and our mother and her sister Miriam lived about 5 miles from each other so they were in contact almost daily with what was going on with the families, neighbors, Church, School, and other activities. She is now in Heaven joining in on the celebration with her family there.
Paul and Maggie Wilhour Jun 7 2015 12:00 AM