Eileen Schutz

26 February, 19337 July, 2021

PEKIN ~ Eileen Schutz, 88, of Elmwood, passed away at 1:17 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Country Comfort Retirement Home of Elmwood. She was formerly of Pekin.

Born February 26, 1933 in White Hall to Wilton and Margaret (McGraw) Hudson, she married Billy “Bill” Dean Schutz on May 23, 1953 in White Hall. He died April 28, 2019 in Elmwood. She was also preceded in death by her parents; five sisters and one brother.

Surviving are four daughters, Sally (Paul) Hales of Carmel, Indiana, Julie Barrett and Kathy (Mike) Stolz, both of Washington and Ann (James) Lockhart of Dunfermline; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A homemaker, Eileen enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with her family.

Eileen was a longtime member at First Christian Church in Pekin, where she was very active.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021 at First Christian Church in Pekin. Ernie Rupe will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to First Christian Church, 1201 Chestnut Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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  • Tom Hales
  • Matt Hales
  • Luke Hales
  • Tyler Tucker
  • Gabe Bieneman
  • Scott Schlueter


  • Visitation

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  • Funeral Service

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Marilyn Southwood

10 July 2021

Eileen was a wonderful Christian friend, and such a devoted helper in our Women's Fellowship activities as long as she was able. She will be fondly remembered.

I'm sorry I won't be available to attend the memorial service for her as my son is visiting from Florida and we will be getting together with other relatives that day.

Val Bohlander

8 July 2021

My sympathies to all the girls and their families. Eileen was my Brownie leader when I was young and we attended the same church. She was always smiling and ready to help. Rest peacefully Eileen.

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