Priscilla M. Schuster

Friday, July 8, 2016

Priscilla M. Schuster, 92, of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Priscilla was born on March 24, 1924, in East Bridgewater, Mass., to Albert W. Swan and Wilma J. (Mann) Swan.

Priscilla was raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Milton High School in 1942. Prior to graduation she had begun working for the John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston where she continued to work for several years.

In 1942, she met Gordon Schuster at the U.S.O. in Boston where she was a hostess and he was in the U.S. Navy. They were engaged in 1945 and married on September 28, 1946 in the Congregational Church in Milton, Mass. In 1956 the family moved to Anaheim, Calif., where Gordon had taken a new job. They later moved to Yorba Linda, Calif., and then to Arizona in 1973 when Gordon became involved in the construction business. They continued to live in Arizona until 2002 when they came to Nevada, Mo., to be near their daughter Pam and husband, Craig.

Priscilla was very active in the United Methodist Church especially while in Yorba Linda where she was the United Methodist Women President, was on the Church Council, and later served as the wedding hostess there. She was currently a member of the United Methodist Church, in Nevada. Priscilla and Gordon enjoyed family camping trips and traveling. The most important things in her life were her family and her dedication to God. She dearly loved her whole family and was blessed with and very proud of her 10 grandchildren and their spouses and her 19 great-grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Robert Schuster and his wife, Cheryl, of Spokane, Wash.; one daughter, Pam Hayes and her husband, Craig of, Nevada; daughter-in-law, Linda Schuster, Peoria, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, Jenny Schuster, Jeremy Schuster, Nathaneal Schuster, and Aletha Schuster, all of Arizona, Sarah Vickers and her husband, Derek, of Spokane, Wash., Steven Smith and wife, Samantha, of Arizona, Debbie Nix and husband, Matt, Ft. Smith, Ark., Mary Wilson and husband, Mark, Nevada, Mo., C.J. Hayes and his wife, Jill, Carl Junction, Mo., and Andy Hayes and his wife, Emily, Nevada, Mo.; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Janette Swan, of Milton, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. Priscilla was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; one son, Richard Schuster; and one sister, Alberta Sawyer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 8, at the United Methodist Church, in Nevada, with the Rev. Sharon Freeman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Priscilla's memory to the United Methodist Church Women in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Committal will follow at a later date in Arizona in the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery with her husband Gordon.

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