sally v. schut
Nov. 14, 1938 - Aug. 12, 2013
EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Sally Vee Schut, 74, of Edwardsburg, passed to her rest Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in her home.
Sally was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Elkhart, Ind., the oldest daughter of Orville Howard Wise and Dorothy VanOstran Wise.
On March 26, 1960, in Elkhart she married Robert Norman Schut. He survives.
Also surviving are four children, Frederick (Robin) Schut of Caledonia, Max (Julie) Schut of South Bend, Ind., Derek Schut of Edwardsburg and Sara (Tony) Serra of Saline. There are eight grandchildren, Zollie, Havilah, Sunshine, Rainbow and Timothy Schut, Olivia and Willow Harbart and Sofia Serra. There is one great-grandchild, Treva Schut. Sally is also survived by a brother, Walter J. Wise of Elkhart.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Anne Phillips.
Sally was employed as a secretary at Miles Laboratories Inc. (now Bayer Corp.). It was there that she met her husband, Robert. She retired from Miles in 1961 to take on the full-time job of homemaker. After the children completed school she was employed in several clerical positions in the Michiana area as well as in West Haven, Conn., where her husband was employed from 1988-1990.
Sally was very active in Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church, where she was a choir member for many years and also served on the board of deacons. Sally liked to keep active and greatly enjoyed swimming. Her greatest joy came from helping people and she was particularly passionate about her work as a volunteer in the Cass-VanBuren County Hospice Association.
A memorial service for the celebration of Sally’s life will be Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church, 68961 Lake St., Edwardsburg. Family and friends may gather to visit at the church one hour before the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085 or to Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 4, Edwardsburg, MI, 49112-0004.
Arrangements are by Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 W. Main St., Edwardsburg, MI 49112-0024.