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Laura Ann Schuering Henke

Laura Ann Schuering Henke

Laura Ann Schuering Henke age 58, of Quincy died on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in her home. Laura was born February 15, 1959 in Quincy, the daughter of Ed and Carolyn (Belker) Schuering.

Laura was a School Nurse working for the Quincy Public Schools for over twenty years. She was instrumental in the formation and activities of the Teen Mother Program at Quincy High School, and this involvement was a big priority for her.

She was a 1977 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School. She went on to receive her R.N. Degree for St. John School of Nursing in Springfield, IL and her B.S.N. from Chamberlain College in St. Louis, MO.

Laura was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her daughters, Jessica Elwell and her husband Drew of St. Charles, MO and Maggie Henke of Quincy; her brothers, Mike Schuering and his wife Becky of Blue Springs, MO: Jim Schuering and his wife Karen of St. Louis, MO and David Schuering and his wife Lisa of Brentwood, MO; two grandchildren, Quinn and Reid Elwell. Nieces and nephews, Steven and his wife Michi; Kelly, Lyndsay and her fiancé Victor Recalde, Kate, Alex, Annie, Will and Nate.

She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Laura's family is tremendously grateful for the compassion and care given to her by Blessing Cancer Center, Unity Pointe Hospice, and friends and nurses lovingly referred to as the "Seven Strong".

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter by Monsignor Leo Enlow. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Laura's Nursing Scholarship at Quincy Notre Dame, St. Peter Church or the Blessing Cancer Center. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Laura Goehl
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and wishing for many happy memories to think of when you are feeling overwhelmed. Many fun and happy times are remembered with her at QND.
From:
Bruce and Shirley Tode
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We were so very sorry to hear about Laura. She had such courage through this long struggle. We were her neighbors, directly across from her. Please accept our sincere condolences.
From:
Marty Meade
Portland, OR
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Schuering Family.. you are in my thoughts and my prayers. I will remember Lori for her laughter and smile and always making me feel welcome in your family.

Marty
From:
Kim Scharnhorst
quincy, IL
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Carolyn, Ed, and Boys
It was such a joy to take care of Laurie. She always had a smile on her beautiful face and always had something funny to say. I will miss seeing you everyday Carolyn.
From:
Joanne (Powers) & Jeff Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am saying a prayer as I type. Laura & I shared a room at Blessing & she was under a lot of stress but always could smile & laugh. My heart goes out to the entire family.
From:
Cheryl McMahon
Indianapolis, IN
Comments:
Uncle Eddie and Aunt Carolyn,
From all of us Swain cousins...we are so very sorry for your loss.. our thoughts and prayers are with you all
From:
Pam Laaker
Quincy, IL
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Ed, Carolyn, and family: you have our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pam and Chuck Laaker
From:
Mary Jo (Dittmer) Sheehan
Springfield, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. I am so grateful that I was able to reconnect with Laurie this summer. So many great memories from Notre Dame/QND. And oh that smile and laugh!!
From:
Merry
Quincy, IL
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To the Schuering Family & Laura's daughters, I am sending my thoughts and prayers. Laura was a sweet and wonderful person and has left so many memories for your family to cherish. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal." Merry
From:
Bonnie (Bennett) Perrine
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Carolyn, Ed and Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you and your family!
From:
Debby Bradshaw
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. Laura was a kind and caring person and helped so many QHS students in both her role as nurse and assisting the teen mother program. I worked with her and the other nurses each year on a prom dress project for QHS students-----such enjoyment! Laura was part of our QHS lunch group----so much fun and friendship! She will be missed!
From:
Jesica Huber
Plainville, IL
Comments:
I met Laura when my son started at QHS. She loved him from day 1. You all have been in my prayers for a long time. Prayers continue. Sending you our deepest sympathies.
From:
Sue and Jerry Schmidt
Carrollton, IL
Comments:
Jessica and Maggie
We were so sorry to hear about your Mom. Your Mom was such a fun loving person. I know this is a difficult time for you girls, know that you have lots of thoughts and prayers coming your way.
From:
Stacy (Souders) Kirkpatrick
Bloomington, IL
Comments:
May you Rest In Peace Laurie.
My condolences to the entire Schuering family. Heaven is honored to receive such a beautiful soul. Laurie's smile and joyful spirit will never be forgotten.
I'm grateful to have known her and will have those forever memories from back in our younger years.
I still smile every time I think of her!
God Bless,
Stacy
From:
Gail Costigan
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We were neighbors two times in our life and I never remember her not having a smile on her face. So heartsick for your loss and her struggle over the years. Hoping my mom gave her a big hug when she arrived in heaven. God bless you all.
From:
Tom & Janet Scobee
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We want you to know we are thinking of you with deepest sympathy.
Janet and Tom Scobee
From:
Lisa Musolino-Scholz
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Dear Schuering Family,
Laura will always be remembered for her genuine concern for others well being even during her own plight. From one fellow nurse to anorher Laura exemplified true caring spirit & her legacy lives on not only in her children but in all those she assisted in her nursing career. God bless you all as you celebrate Laura's professional & personal generosity to many.
God Bless, Lisa Musolino- Scholz, Tom and The Frances Musolino family