Jan S. Schutte, 60, of Greenville, died at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2008, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Greenville Free Methodist Church, with the Revs. Doug Newton, Duane Bonney and George H erd officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Greenville. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Free Methodist Church Building Fund or American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Schutte was born on July 18, 1947, in Robinson, the daughter of John Andrew and Lois Ann Gaddis White. She married James H. Schutte on March 26, 1967, in the A.P. Green Chapel on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia.
She grew up in Robinson and graduated from Robinson High School in 1965. She then went into nurses training at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., and after rearing her family, she graduated from Greenville College with a degree in special education in 1989. She taught in Pocahontas, Sorento and at Greenville Elementary School. She continued to take graduate courses after graduating from Greenville College. She loved all kinds of crafts.
She was a member of the Illinois Education Association, National Education Association, Governor Bond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Danville and the Greenville Free Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband; children, Jamie and her husband Chaplain Capt. Gary E. Willeford, stationed at Spongdahlen Air Force Base in Germany, and Mel J. Shutte of Greenville; grandchildren, Kristen, Katie, Hannah and Emma Willeford in Germany; sister, Judy N. and her husband Thomas Price of Midland, Texas; and brother, Terry L. White of Robinson.
She was preceded in death by her parents.