Obituary of Augusta Schultz
AUGUSTA MARY "GUSSIE" MCKEAN SCHULTZ
December 17, 1924 - May 17, 2018
Concord, NC - Formerly of Port Jervis, NY
Augusta Mary McKean Schultz (Gussie) of Concord, NC, and formerly of Port Jervis, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 17, 2018 at her home. She was 93.
Gussie was born on December 17, 1924, in Scranton, PA, the daughter of the late Cleveland McKean and the late Jennie Pedley McKean. She was married to Dr. Daniel P. Schultz for 42 years prior to his death in 1988. Gussie was first and foremost a homemaker (or "household executive", a term she preferred), and also a registered nurse and consultant for May Kay cosmetics.
As a member of Drew United Methodist Church, Gussie was active for many years with United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Neversink Valley Historical Society and the Minisink Valley Historical Society. Gussie volunteered for over 30 years with the Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive, and later as a Greeter at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC.
What Gussie valued most was being with family and friends. Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas were always major family events, but she also enjoyed the chicken barbeque at the farm or the church supper gatherings because they were times when the family could be together. Having a family that would remain close to each other was always very important to her. Gussie's grandchildren adored her. They always looked forward to seeing and hanging out with Nanny when they came to visit. Gussie's children, her daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews have been given the gift of wonderful memories and the values of a strong family because of her. She was well loved. As part of a large family, Gussie was the last survivor of her generation.
Surviving are her daughter: Jane S. Schultz of Concord, NC; sons: Dr. Ronald P. Schultz and his wife, Colette of Mt. Hope, NY, Robert W. Schultz and his wife, Linda of Port Jervis, NY, Randal M. Schultz and his wife, Lynda of Newtown Square, PA, and Dr. Richard D. Schultz and his wife, Linda of Hickory, NC; grandchildren: Jennifer, Claudia, Olivia, Adrienne, Lauren, Madison, Andrew, Karin, Kevin, and Gregory; great grandchildren: Nicholas, Alice, William, Andrew, Alexandra (Sasha), Raymond Daniel, Nathan, Joshua, Wes, andOwen.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter: Jessica; grandson: Daniel; brothers: Thomas Cleveland McKean and George McKean; and sisters: Florence Ross and Jennie McCue.
Visitation will be private. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the Drew United Methodist Church, 49-51 Sussex Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Friends are invited to the church at 10 a.m., prior to the service, to visit with the family.
Burial will be private at the McKean Valley Cemetery, Shohola, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Drew United Methodist Church, 49-51 Sussex St., PO Box 1015, Port Jervis, NY 12771.
Funeral arrangements are made by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com