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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Mourns the Passing of Margaret Schettler

Margaret A. Schettler, 92, Wapella, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday (July 4, 2010) at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Clinton Presbyterian Church, Clinton, with the Rev. Randall Paine officiating. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
Memorials may be made to Clinton Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, 4-H Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

She was born Dec. 15, 1917, at Sparta, daughter of Homer S. Kelso and Bessie I. Anderson Kelso. She married Charles L. Schettler on Feb. 7, 1942, at Bloomfield, Mo. After a renowned career at Wapella High School, Charles passed away Aug. 1, 1996.

Surviving are three children, Charles Lee Schettler, Breckenridge, Colo.; Thomas Kelso Schettler, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Nancy Sue (John) Wagle, Pekin; three grandchildren, Dr. Tiffani Sue Stroup, Chicago; Randall C. Stroup, Peoria Heights; and Timothy Charles (Dana) Miller, Clyde, Texas; two great-granddaughters of Clyde, Texas; sister, Leontine “Lee” K. Jones, Wapella; sister-in-law, Gertrude Gilliam, Glen Carbon; cousins, Dixie (Ken) Palmer, Godfrey; Virginia Bloom, Sun City, Ariz.; and Wayne (Marilyn) Vatterrodt, Valparaiso, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Clinton Presbyterian Church, joining in Dec. 1947; and a member of Clinton Presbyterian Women’s Organization; and the DeWitt County HECA. She and her husband were 4-H leaders for many years. Margaret graduated from Sparta Township High School and she attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Mrs. Schettler is remembered and appreciated in Wapella as a fine neighbor and community leader. Our condolences to the Schettler family.

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