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St. John Catholic Church
Friday December 7th, 2018

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First Christian Church of Herington
Friday December 7th, 2018
9:00am - 9:45am

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St. John Catholic Church
Friday December 7th, 2018

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Ila Lee Schump

HERINGTON - Ila Lee (Thornburg) Schump, age 95, passed away on Sunday, December 2nd at the Legacy of Herington.  She was born August 24, 1923, near Alton, Kansas, to Florence Fern (King) and Arthur Raymond Thornburg, Sr.  She graduated from Alton Rural High School in 1941.  She graduated from Brown-Mackie Business College in Salina.  She moved to Herington to work as a civil servant at the Air Base.  She married Roy J. Schump at St. John Catholic Church on December 28, 1944.  To this union two girls were born: Mary Lee Edmonson (Vincent) of Herington, and Sheril Ann Kientz (Russell) of Valley Falls.  She has one granddaughter, Kelsey Peterson (Scott), of Carl Junction, Missouri.

Ila Lee was employed at the local doctors’ office for over 50 years – working for Drs. Dozier, Danielson, and Gilliland.  She later worked for Dr. John R. Whitehead.

She is survived by her children, and one brother, Arthur Raymond Thornburg, Jr.,  (Ardyce) of Osborne, and one sister, Murna Saunders of Hominy, Oklahoma, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and one brother, Donald Thornburg, Sr., of Greensboro, NC, and one sister, Bonnie Winstel of Van Wert, Ohio.

Ila Lee was a long time member of St. John Catholic Church and a former member of St. Rita’s Circle.  She was a previous member of the Herington Hospital Auxiliary and was very active assisting in the voting process for Dickinson County Election Board.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 7th, 2018, 10:00am, at the St. John Catholic Church of Herington, with Father Peter O’Donnell officiating.  Burial will follow at the Sunset Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday morning, from 9am until 9:45am, at the St. John Catholic Church of Herington.

Memorials have been designated to the Herington Hospital Auxiliary or the St. John Catholic Church and they may be sent in care of:  Zeiner Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington,KS, 67449-3038.

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I grew up on D Street just across the street. I know she took care of me & Mike several times when needed since we were so close ~ I am so sorry for your loss, God bless your family ~ Bunnie

Bunnie Brunner Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

I have many wonderful memories at the Schump house. Sleepovers and lots of good times!!! My prayers of comfort and peace to Mary Lee and Sheril

Kim (Ekart) Peterson Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

Mary Lee, Sheril and families,
I remember a few times when your mom and my mom would get to visit and laugh. I have no idea what they talked about but I remember the laughing. Also remember her from the doctor's office too. I never did like shots but she helped ease the pain of them. My sympathy and prayers for you in your loss of Ila Lee.

Beverly (Herpich) Penn Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathies to Mary Lee, Sheril and their families. Ila Lee always had an open house for us to gather at (and wonderful snacks too!). She brought sunshine to the doctors office, always a kind and encouraging word. Her lights shines on through her beautiful daughters. Thinking of you both. Kathie and Joe Coons

Kathie (Olsen) Coons Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry of your loss Mary and Vincent The Samples Family

Jo Dee Samples Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest Sympathy to the Family for your Loss

C.Floyd & Gisela Pauley Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your Mom We were all such good friends spent alot of time at your house when we were young. Great memories

Marge (Weber) Baker Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

I would like to send my sympathies to the family of Ila Lee. She was a great mom and a special person to her daughters friends as they were growing up.
May she rest in peace and be remembered forever.
Dawn Hubbard Kerbs

Dawn Hubbard Kerbs Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

Sending our deepest sympathy to the family, she was a very special lady. Sincerely Gail and Carol Burns

Gail and Carol Burns Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on December 3, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM