Alberta Lucille "Lucy" Schutte, 87, of Quincy, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday (March 12, 2017) in her home.
Born July 27, 1929 in Quincy, Lucy was the daughter of Earl and Ann Lanier Spillman. She married Eugene A. "Gene" Schutte on October 9, 1949 in Quincy. He survives.
Lucy was a member of Luther Memorial Church where she helped serve communion and funeral luncheons for many years, Daughters of Ruth and served as a layperson on the Good Samaritan Home Board of Directors for one term.
Lucy lived her life to help others by volunteering at her church, the Alzheimer's Unit at Good Samaritan Home and with PTA where she worked on membership and leadership committees. An animal lover, Lucy also enjoyed tending to her gardens, going to fish frys and especially loved family dinners.
Lucy was a co-owner and operator with her husband on the family dairy farm for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Gene; three sons, Charles E. Schutte (Susie) of Palmyra, MO, Thomas E. Schutte of Quincy and Mark E. Schutte of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Matt Schutte (Ellen), Stephanie Shelton (Rob), Jill Duppong (Clint), Dominic Schutte (Maria), Carrie Schutte (Wade Fisher), Marci Garvey (Patrick) and Kathy Schutte; six great grandchildren, Abigail Schutte, Emily Shelton, Owen Shelton, Tanner Duppong, Caley Duppong and Cody Garvey; a sister, Mary Weitnauer of Quincy; a brother, Robert Spillman (Leota Christ) of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews, including her niece and caregiver, Jean Kindhart.
Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother in law, Earl Weitnauer.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Metz officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday afternoon from 1:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.