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Lois Ann Schultz

d. January 27, 2021

Lois Ann Schultz, age 83, of Williamsville, was called home to heaven to be with Dad on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born March 12, 1937 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Thomas and Loriene (Max) Garner.

Lois Ann is survived by her sons, Kevin (Rita) Schultz and Craig Schultz both of Sherman; grandson, Mark Schultz of Sherman; granddaughter, Andrea (Jake) Price of Jacksonville; great-grandchild, Hank Price (the Babe) and another one on the way; sisters, Maxine Ciminillo of Boynton Beach, FL; Fran Ellen (Ted) Lemke of Potomac, IL; brother, Larry (Jean) Garner of Taylorville; sister-in-laws, Judy Lowe of Hot Springs, AR and Mary Schultz of Tuscola, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene in 1996; brother, Tommy (Lucille) Garner; brother-in-laws, Lewis Ciminillo, Wayne Lowe, and Norman Schultz; and her parents.

Lois Ann worked for R.H. Donnelley Publishing and retired from there after many years of service.

She was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman, where she served on Altar Guild, Friends in Faith LWML, and maintained the Baptismal Cradle Roll.

Lois Ann loved to travel, especially with her family to Alaska, Hawaii, Egypt, Israel, the Caribbean, and Europe. While traveling, she always looked to add to her collection of nativity scenes.

She loved to bake pies and was known for her apple business.  Lois Ann loved reading and watching Chicago Cubs baseball.  Her family all watched the Cubs win the World Series in 2016, which included her grandson, Mark stationed in England via FaceTime.

Visitation for Lois Ann will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021, from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Funeral services will be held there on Saturday at 10:00 AM with Rev. Joshua Theilen officiating.  COVID guidelines will be followed.

Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorials can be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Kevin & Rita, Craig, Mark, Andrea,

    Deeply saddened at this loss but very blessed for all the years we’ve shared a pew with this dear sister in Christ! Thankful to have known this sweet lady and thought she was the same all these years since Eugene passed! We really loved her and regret not being able to attend her services as we are heading to Chicago. Praying God will hold you close and provide His Peace!!
    Paula and Dave

  2. I’m so sorry to hear this. I fondly remember Lois Ann from the time I spent with her with my grandparents. I always remembered her collection of pigs. She was very special. Prayers for you all.

  3. Lois Ann was a treasured friend that we will dearly miss. Such a beautiful Christian lady who always greeted you with a smile, a concern for you and your family, and always had words of wisdom to share. We looked forward to seeing her Sunday mornings. Loved seeing her and Gene buzz by in their red truck or later just her – going to visit with family. She was supportive to both of us during our lives and was always someone you could count on to be there in sorrow and celebration. We’ve been praying for her these past few days, but felt assured that she knew where she was going and that she thankful for a live well lived.

  4. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of the Schultz family.
    I will remember Lois as being a very friendly lady .
    I haven’t been a member at Good Shepherd LC very long
    but Lois always made me feel welcome.
    I know that she will be dearly missed by her family.
    May your strong faith in God help you all at this time.

  5. I am so sorry for the loss of your family member . I have only known lois for a short time but she was a very kind and sweet human being. I enjoyed being around her.and she was alot of fun to be with.

  6. I have found memories of Aunt Lois. She was always expressed interest in me and what I was doing as I was growing up. She was a sweet lady that let her light shine.
    As my Godmother I’m sure she said many prayers for me.
    I know she will be missed by many.
    Kevin & Rita, Craig, Mark, Andrea,
    I pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort you all as you grieve her absence in your life.

  7. Please accept my sympathy.

  8. Walt and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of the family for the loss of a very sweet lady. May she rest in peace. God bless all of the family at this most difficult time.

  9. God’s blessings and comfort to Kevin & Rita, Craig, and all the family during this time of grief. From the day we first came to Good Shepherd 20 some years ago Lois Ann was always a welcoming presence with her warm smile. We will miss her and rejoice that she has gone on to her reward. Well done good and faithful servant.

    Robin & Marty

  10. Kevin,
    So sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to you and your family. Never easy to lose a loved one, wish you the best during this most difficult time.
    John D’Amaro

  11. Kevin & Craig and families,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences on the loss of your Mother. She was such a nice person.

    Jean L Oglesby

  12. Kevin, Craig, and family…I’m so sorry for your loss. Lois Ann was ALWAYS one of my favorite people during the growing up years in Wmsville. She and Eugene were like second parents–even supplying furniture for my first apartment in Spfld. Lois Ann made my first prom dress, Eugene was one of the amazing men who guided our Boy Scout troops — they both made life in a small town “happy”. May you find many happy memories of a good and Godly woman who is now in the arms of Jesus.

  13. I was sad to read of your loss and extend my deepest sympathy to your entire family. Lois was a wonderful person and truly represented God’s love. I had the pleasure of knowing her when we were members at Athens and being active in LWML. May God be with you during this time
    Edna Seipel.

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