Wilma Jean Schuster, 86, died March 11, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 20, 1930, at St. John, she was the daughter of John William and Reno (Kanzleiter) Hathaway. On June 20, 1948, she married Billy Eugene Schuster at Great Bend. She has been a resident of Great Bend since 1948, coming from St. John. She was a clerk for Coast to Coast, ABC Drug and Triangle Drug Store. She enjoyed genealogy.
Mrs. Schuster was a member of the Gemini Club.
Survivors include husband Billy of the home; two sons, Rick Schuster and wife Linda of Phoenix, Ariz., and Stan Schuster and wife Diana of Great Bend; two daughters, Nancy Thul and husband Mark of Great Bend and Rita Engram and husband Al of Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, Stacy Benetos, Tracy Thul, Michelle Hayes, Brian Bowman, Randy Schuster, Jenny Schuster, Matthew Thul, Abbie Schuster, Brian Schartz and Erin Schartz; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers Elmer Hathaway, Willie Hathaway and Melvin Hathaway; and nine sisters, Alta Miller, Ida Staub, Edna Staub, Irene Cadman, Myrtle Bradley, Clara Long, Leona Ivy, Mary Hathaway and Grace Abel.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Inurnment will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Memorials have been established with Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice or Kans for Kids, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 16, 2017