|Birth: ||May 11, 1903|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1999, USA|
Mrs. Eunice Butler Schwemm died July 18 at Westminster Place, a Presbyterian Life Care Community in Evanston, where she had been a resident since 1980. We was 96 years old.
She was the widow of Earl Meyer Schwemm, her husband of 68 years, who died in 1996. Five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive by her three sons, John B. Schwemm of Downer Grove, Richard E. Schwemm of New London N.H., and Robert G. Schwemm of Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Schwemm.
Mrs. Schwemm was born Eunice Adelle Butler May 11, 1903 in Chicago. She was the daughter of George O. and Carrie Eisle Butler. Her family moved to Barrington in 1911 which was her home for 70 years. She is a graduate of Barrington High School, where she was valedictorian of the Class of 1921. She attended Northern Illinois State Teacher College in DeKalb (now Northern Illinois University) and received her two-year teaching certificate. She taught secondary school English in the Oak Park public school until her marriage to Mr. Schwemm February 1, 1928.
In addition to raising her three sons, who like their parents, graduated from Barrington high School, Mrs. Schwemm was active in community service. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, and an early volunteer in the Head Start Program. She and Mr. Schwemm were longtime members of the Barrington methodist Church. There she served as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the school's primary department. She also served as chairman of the Methodist Women's Society.
In accordance with Mrs. Schwemm's wishes, no funeral service was planned. A private observance has been held at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington.
Created by: Pattie Schultz
Record added: Apr 16, 2001
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