Mary L. Schmuhl / Jan. 23, 1921 – Dec. 8, 2009Published 11:03am Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Mary L. Schmuhl, 88, formerly of Clarendon Avenue, Niles died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at Riveridge Manor, Niles, following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 23, 1921 in Benton Harbor to Gustav and Blanche (Furtenbaugh) Heck. She attended a beauty college in Chicago, and has lived in Buchanan and Niles most of her life.
Mary was employed at the former Niles stores of Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Niles. She enjoyed needlepoint, including plastic canvas art, and traveling throughout the United Staets.
She was first married to Cleland “Bud” Eagley, then later, on May 29, 1965, she married Gerald E. Schmuhl in Niles. He preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1994.
Mary is survived by her children, Marilyn (Leroy) Tanner, of Niles, and Ralp “Butch” Eagley, of Niles; grandchildren, Michelle, Joseph, Jeffrey, Darlene, Kathleen and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Zackery, Sean, Cody, Mikala, Tonya, Joshua and William; and a niece, Lois Johnson.
The funeral service for Mary L. Schmuhl will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, with the Rev. Janet Van Lear, of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Committal will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mary to The Foundation of First Presbyterian Church.