Ila Marie (Sweeley) Schutz

Born: Fri., Sep. 12, 1941
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

Memorial Service

2:30 PM Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

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Ila Marie Schutz age 77 of Cambridge passed away at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge on January 14, 2019.  She was born in Norton, KS on September 12, 1941 to George and Bernice (Bryant) Sweeley.  The family moved to Elwood and Ila continued her education and graduated from Elwood High School in 1959.

Ila was united in marriage to Wayne Schutz on February 23, 1964 at Salem Lutheran Church in Elwood. The couple lived outside of Holdrege after which they moved to the family farm where ila grew up and raised their children. 

In 2005,  they moved to Cambridge.  Ila worked for several years as a nurse’s aide at the Mues Good Samaritan Home in Arapahoe. She babysat and did some housekeeping.

Ila enjoyed walks with the kids, talking history of the community and cemetery they happen to be near.  She did ceramic painting, and crossword puzzles.  When she could visit, she loved to go to the Tri-Valley Foundation Thrift Shop, buying things for her grandchildren.  Sometimes it was things that the family had sent themselves. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson: Kirk Smith; brothers: Clarence “Tex” Sweeley and Sherman and wife Laura Sweeley: daughter in law: Mari Schutz;  

Ila is survived by her husband: Wayne of Cambridge; 2 daughters: Zoie and husband Bill Nicholson of Lebanon; Kathleen and husband Jim Jorschumb of Silver City, NM; son: Michael Schultz of Fremont, NE; 6 grandchildren: Sarah, Stephanie, Johnathan, Michael, Crissy, Bethany and Kirklend;   8 great Grandchildren; sister; Judy and husband Richard Breinig of Arapahoe; sister-in-law: Linda Sweeley of El Paso, TX

Memorial services will be held on Thursday January 17, 2019 at 2:30 PM at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary with Pastor Dan Wiese.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Friends may leave on-line condolences at  Memorials may be left in Ila’s name to the Tri Valley Foundation Thrift Shop.


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Rene Kimball
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
Ila was one special lady. I always enjoyed visiting her and it was such a treat to see her with the puppies. She will be missed. She really loved her family.

caron wetter
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
Sorry to see of your loss. She was a great lady. She is not suffering now. Sorry for your loss. Caron

Patricia Hubbard
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of Ila Marie Schutz. May you find comfort in your loving memories of Ila and in God’s promise to see our loved ones again through the resurrection. (Acts 24:15) What joy it will be to welcome back Ila to a beautiful, peaceful earth as God originally purposed (Gen 1:28; Psalms 37:11,29) free from pain, sickness and death. (Rev 21:4) Hold on to all your happy memories of your precious Ila and let these, along with all the promises of God, who cannot lie, bring you comfort and peace. My deepest sympathies!

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