first_imgThe community of Delaware (Osgood area) Indiana, lost a very special lady. Bessie Ella-Vene Schutte, age 90, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. The daughter of the late James Louis and Ella Mae Wilson Lanham was born on December 23, 1925 in Jefferson County, Indiana. In 1940 she graduated from Central High School of Madison, Indiana. She married Gilbert Paul Schutte on July 3, 1945, and three sons were born to this union. She was a very loving wife and mother who ran a tight ship! Her sons knew that they did not need to wait for their dad to get home if any disciplining was needed! From the late 1970’s to the middle 1980’s, she worked for Meyers Hardware in Milan, IN. A very proud member of the Republican party,Bessie had been seen over the many years working on the election board for Delaware Township.She brought her family up in the Delaware Methodist Church, where she was a member along with belonging to the ladies WSCS group. Community time was also given to the Delaware Fire Department as a member of the ladies’ auxiliary. Her greatest passion of all, aside from her family, was basketball! She undoubtedly was one of Jac-Cen-Del’s greatest fans who had be seen for many years sitting in the bleachers, rooting the players on and shaking her fist at the referees! She was feisty, loved life, and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.SURVIVORS:Sons:Ronald Lee (Sue) Schutte of GreensburgPaul “Gene” (Nancy) Schutte of GreensburgSister: Beatrice Marie Black of HanoverGrandchildren: 7Great Grandchildren: 9She was preceded in death by Husband, Gilbert Paul Schutte; Son, James Robert Schutte; Brother, James Olen Lanham ; Sisters, Elsie E. Sampson, Dorothy O. Hines & Edith P. LemensVISITATION: Friday, June 10, 2016/ 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m./ Neal’sFUNERAL: Saturday, June 11, 2016/ 10:00 a.m./ Neal’s/ Doors open at 9:00 a.m.BURIAL: Mud Pike Cemetery, OsgoodMEMORIALS: Delaware Methodist Church towards chair lift .Arrangements by Neal’s Funeral Homewww.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img

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