Nancy Kay Schurter, 70 of Saint Mary’s, formerly of Tremont, IL passed away unexpectedly the morning of Thursday, May 30, 2019.
Nancy was born August 20, 1948 in Springfield, IL to Cyril and Abigail (Prater) Leuelling. She is preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her father, Cyril Leuelling and devoted husband, James Schurter. Jim and Nancy would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 22, 2019. She is also survived by their three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff (Lisa) Schurter of Saint Mary’s, GA; Matt (Jasmine) Schurter of Liberty Hill, TX; and Tim (Angie) Schurter of Lexington, NC.
Nancy treasured her seven grandchildren, Paige; Kolin; Rachel; Nathan; Kaiden; Ramona; and Tessa. She is also survived by two sisters, Janet (Bill) Mansell of Prescott, AZ and Diane (Larry) Massey of Morton, IL and one brother, Ron (Julie) Leuelling of Denver, NC.
Together, Jim and Nancy owned Schurter’s Curio Cabinet dealing antiques and collectibles. This business took them across the country where they met many friends.
Nancy retired from State Farm in 2003 after 10 years of service. She also worked at Tremont High School, Carmichael Law Firm, and Bergner’s.
She loved to crochet, sew, and quilt. Her family was blessed to receive many quilts and crocheted gifts. She was actively involved in local quilting clubs where she developed many dear friends. She also enjoyed making clothes for various mission trips to support the children in various countries.
Nancy also enjoyed fishing with her boys and collecting Polish Pottery pieces with her daughters-in-law. Since moving to Saint Mary’s, Jim and Nancy have attended Kingsland First Baptist Church. She will be deeply missed, especially her warm, welcoming and contagious smile.
Services were held Monday, June 3, 2019 at 11:00 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Brian Parker officiating. Burial followed at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys was in charge of arrangements.