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Edith Marie Schultz, age 79, of Ewing, Mo. died Monday, July 23, 2007 in Blessing Hospital, at Quincy, Il.  Edith was born April 29, 1928 in Quincy, Il. the daughter of Louis and Edith Thompson Durst.  She married Russell Schultz January 15, 1950 in Center, Mo. Edith and Russell celebrated 57 years of marriage in January 2007.  He survives.

Edith graduated from Liberty High School in 1945, had worked at Casey’s in LaGrange for 19 years, and was a home maker.  She was a member of Dover Baptist Church near La Grange, Mo.

She is survived by her husband, Russell; two daughters Shirley Garkie and her husband Carroll of La Grange, Mo, and Kathyrn Roberts and her husband Gregory of Boonville, Mo.; 3 sons James (Jim) Schultz of Kirksville, Mo, Johnnie Schultz and wife Pam of Ewing, Mo., Jeffrey Schultz and wife Amy of Ewing, Mo; grandchildren Carrie Bliven, Nicholas Garkie, Aaron and Kelly Roberts, Stephanie, Jodie, and Julie Schultz, Austin, Andrew, and Avery Schultz; Great grandchildren Colton, Cody, and Cooper Bliven; Sisters Dorothy Blentlinger and her husband Merle of Fowler, Il, Mary Speckhart and her husband Albert Jr. of Payson, Il; Brothers Bill Durst and wife Marjorie of Durham, Mo, Paul Durst and wife Irene of La Grange, Mo, and Ed Durst of Quincy, Il.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Samuel Durst and his wife Veta, Dale Durst and his wife Betty, and one sister-in-law Dorothy Durst.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dover Baptist Church of rural La Grange, Mo. with Rev. Shelby Job officiating.  Burial will be in the Dover Cemetery  near La Grange.  Visitation will be Wednesday July 25, 2007 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing, Mo.   Memorials may be made to the Dover Cemetery.


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