Lucille J. “Lucy” Schwarz

Lucille J. “Lucy” Schwarz, age 88, of Highland, passed away Saturday, November 22, at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral services for 88 year-old Lucille J. “Lucy” Schwarz will be Tuesday, November 25, at 11:00 a.m., in the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Giger Cemetery. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 22, 1926, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Edwin J. and Elizabeth M. (nee Ims) Donnelly.

She married Preston Shinn on July 31, 1948 at Grantfork, IL. He passed away March 25, 1967. She later married Robert R. Schwarz at Highland, IL on June 8, 1974 and he passed away April 12, 2002.

She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ-Highland, IL; Daughters of the American Revolution-Silver Creek Chapter-Highland, IL; and Quilters of the EvUCC.

Mrs. Schwarz was born northwest of Highland, IL in the area known as Deck’s Prairie. She grew up there. A 1944 graduate of Highland High School; Mrs. Schwarz had worked for over thirty years for the Department of Defense as a Federal Supply Clerk, first at the U.S. Army Depot in Granite City, IL and then in St. Louis, MO. She retired in 1983. She enjoyed genealogy, quilting and gardening. She also worked at restoring and maintaining Giger Cemetery.

Survivors include:
Son – Patrick (Barbara) Shinn, Highland, IL
Daughter – Linda S. (Michael) Korte, Maryville, IL
Daughter – Peggy L. (Joseph) Switzer, Highland, IL
Step-Son – Robert A. Schwarz, Highland, IL
Step-Daughter – Sue C. Watters, Columbia, IL
Step-Daughter – Sally E. Rehberger, Highland, IL
Step-Daughter – Sharon L. (Gary) Rockow, Garner, IA
Step-Daughter – Sonya A. (William) Curry, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Nathan M. (Jennifer) Korte, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Sarah R. (Jerrod) Brown, Glen Carbon, IL
Grandchild – Joey P. (Ashley) Switzer, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Jessica L. (Shane) Cope, O’Fallon, IL
Grandchild – Nikki (Shawn) Gurley, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Preston Shinn, Highland, IL
Great-Grandchildren – Eight.
Step Grandchildren – Fifteen.
Step Great Grandchildren – Twenty Nine.
Sister – Edith Kaufman, Highland, IL
Sister – Shirley Volkers, Highland, IL
Brother In-law – Bill Schwarz, Florissant, MO
Brother In-law – Richard Schwarz, Highland, IL
Sister In-law & Brother In-law – Patsy (Robert) Mayhall, MS

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Edwin Joseph Donnelly
Mother – Elizabeth Mary Donnelly nee Ims
1st Husband – Preston Shinn-Married 7/31/48-died 3/25/67
2nd Husband – Robert R. Schwarz-Married 6/8/74 – died 4/12/02
Brother – Edwin Donnelly
Brother – Harold Donnelly
Brother – Herbert Donnelly
Sister – Alice C. Plocher
Sister In-law – Opal Klass
Brother In-law – Paul Klass
Sister In-law – Joan Schwarz
Sister In-law – Mary Schwarz