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Margherita A. Schutte

Margherita A. Schutte

Margherita A. Schutte age 97, of Quincy died on Friday, January 20, 2023, at 5:42 p.m. at Cedarhurst Memory Care Center in Quincy.

Margherita was born in Ilasco, MO on October 15, 1925 a daughter of Raffaele and Marie (Fiorella) Zerbonia.

She married Robert Schutte on November 22, 1947, and he preceded her in death on November 12, 1991.
Margherita was a Registered Nurse who graduated from the former St. Mary's School of Nursing.

She worked at St. Mary Hospital from 1946 until her retirement in 1991. She was a graduate of the Cadet Nursing Class of World War II and was prepared to serve her country as needed.

Margherita was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Her other memberships included the Eagles and Moose Clubs, and the St. Mary Hospital Luncheon Group. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her Friday night card games.

She loved traveling, and the family trip to Italy for her 80th birthday was a dream come true.

Survivors include three children: Butch (Judy) Schutte; Kay (Mike Hoxie) Harberts and Karen (Bob) Bordewick all of Quincy and a son-in-law Patrick Humphrey.
Ten Grandchildren: John (Dawn) Harberts; Nicole (Trip) Long; Todd (Tracy) Schutte; Cory Schutte; Erin (Ted) Haugh; Ben (Heather) Humphrey;
Justin (Roma) Bordewick; Emily (Dan) Robinson and Evan Bordewick.
A granddaughter-in-law, Beth Schutte; 21 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Great-Great Grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jeanne Zerbonia also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter Cindy (Schutte) Humphrey; a grandson Travis Schutte; two brothers, Vincent and Michael Zerbonia; a sister Mary Rita Brothers and 2 siblings in infancy, Ralph and Carmela Zerbonia.

The Schutte family gratefully acknowledges Dr. Andrews and his staff, Blessing Hospice and the caregivers at Cedarhurst for their kindness and exemplary service while taking care of Margherita.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Nurses Honor Guard Society will have a service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services are planned for Monday, January 30, 2023 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Catholic Church, the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer's Association. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Tom and Janet Scobee
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss.
From:
Rosemary Hess Junk
Quincy, IL
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Prayers 4 all of you. I loved this woman. Great nurse and my mentor
From:
Randy McFarland
Quincy, IL
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Wonderful and talented lady with a great family. She will be missed.
From:
Pamela Laaker
Quincy, IL
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Kay, Mike, Karen, Bob+ Family: You have my sympathy. Hugs and prayers surround you all xoxo.
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Cheryl Hoebing
Quincy, IL
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Mrs. Schutte and Mrs. Coens (LeGrand) were special leaders in the St. Mary Nursing Department with whom I worked with daily. They left a lasting impression on me of what dedicated professionals especially nurses exemplify.
From:
Glori and Steve Duesterhaus
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss
From:
judy Gragg
Quincy, IL
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Mrs Schutte was a wonderful to work with at St. Mary's. She always had our backs!
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Robert Zerbonia
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A kind, loving, no nonsense aunt who influenced my life in a number of positive ways
From:
Loraine Nelson
Orlando, FL
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Praying that God’s love will surround all of the family during this time of loss. She was a wonderful lady who dearly loved her family. God gained an Angel for sure.
From:
Christine Schaller
Anderson, IN
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
From:
Kayla Vaughn
Quincy, IL
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I was one of the nurses to care for her a year ago and she was simply my favorite lady! So full of spunk. She definitely kept me on my toes! I'm sending prayers Kay and Karen! She will be missed dearly!
From:
Susie Bliven Calkins
Quincy, IL
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Kay,Karen
So sorry to hear of your moms passing. My prayers are with you.
From:
Ariel Martin
Maryville, IL
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I was fortunate to work with her as a new RN at St. Mary's in the OB Dept. I loved her and it was the beginning of a wonderful friendship.
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Penny Nauert
Canton, MO
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She hired me for my first at St Mary Hospital. I was blessed to take care of her husband as well. Always a smile when she greeted us!
From:
Nancy Leckbee
Quincy, IL
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Kay sorry for your loss!
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Carol Haistings
Quincy, IL
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Words cannot express what she mean to me . She was not my grandmother but she was always know as grandma Schutte. We worked side by side at St Mary’s in the ODS dept. Every day was an adventure. When I was pregnant and quit sick she always reminded me that it will pass in 9 mos. Then we would laugh. Rest now my friend !!😘💖🙏🤗. To all the family
From:
Vickie Hughes Walters
Quincy, IL
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Karen and Bob - so sorry for your loss. You were truly blessed to have her so long and may you find peace in your memories of her.
From:
Marty
Quincy, IL
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A remarkable woman...so sorry for your loss.
From:
Jeff Hollender
Liberty, MO
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Kay, Karen & family,
May your Mom rest in the Lord's eternal peace. You are in my prayers.
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Friends of St.Mary Hospital
Quincy, IL
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From 1946-1991 as Mrs.Schutte walked the halls of St.Mary Hospital she was leaving her legacy on
the history of the hospital . Touching so many lives as a care giver a mentor a friend & so much more . She was loved & will be missed by all .
Sympathy from our SMH family to hers. ❤️
From:
Kent and Sheila Stevenson
De Witt, IA
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We did not know your mother, but, however, she had to be a fabulous wonderful lady to the raise such beautiful children and grandchildren. May God and your wonderful memories help you through your sorrow..
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Amy Shultz
Quincy, IL
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A wonderful soul that spent her life serving her family, her patients and the Lord. I enjoyed all talks we had about nursing and comparing nursing back in the day compared to now, we had some good laughs. Cheers to a life well lived , fly high my friend. Condolences to family ❤️
From:
Ann Kamphaus
Quincy, IL
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Kay and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Heather Zerbonia Cleavinger
Moberly, MO
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Truly one of the best role models ever! Sending my love and prayers!
From:
Dan Robinson, Sr.
Evansville, IN
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I am sorry for you loss.