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Mary E. Schiesser

August 21, 2013

Eskridge- Mary E. Schiesser, 92, of Emporia formerly of Eskridge passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Newman Regional Hospital in Emporia.

She was born July 2, 1921 at Towanda, the daughter of Ellis and Edna Eastman Mossman.  She moved to the Eskridge community in 1925.

Mary and her husband “Ike” farmed northeast of Eskridge for many years before moving to Eskridge in 1988.  She moved to Emporia several years ago. Mary was a past member of the Eveready Club, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eskridge UMW.

On December 24, 1942 Mary was united in marriage to Charles Ivan “Ike” Schiesser at Eskridge.  He preceded her in death on June 5, 1990.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Frank Mossman and a sister, Doris Steege.

Survivors include her son, Gary (Casey) Schiesser, Emporia; a sister, Phyllis (Gary) Lyddane, Harveyville; three grandchildren, Kelly, Mindy and Gary David; 6 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M.Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the KeeneCemetery.  Mrs. Schiesser will lie in state from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M.Friday, August 23, 2013 at Piper Funeral Chapel of Eskridge.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Eskridge Fire Department and sent in care of Piper Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1, Eskridge, KS. 66423.  

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5 thoughts on “Mary E. Schiesser

  1. Thanks to all. Words can never express how much we thank all for all the phone calls and messages..Mom you are missed, May you rest in peace..love you Gary and Casey

  2. Thank you Mike and family for being Mary’s friend. She spoke well of you and often. As you well know, she was never at a loss for words! When we were together visiting or on the phone, if there was more than a 3 or 4 second pause, She would say, “SO, what else do you know right quick?!”

  3. Rose Bush Theory

    ****** From my book, “Life is a Choice” written in 1999, part of my first book, “Keep on the Sunny Side of Life.”
    Many years after my husband’s death, 1982, still mourning Loren’s loss; my favorite brother, Bob Eastman, 1988, (age 54,) died a lingering cancer death and I spent many hours with him. I had time to console him with our childhood memories by laughs and our favorite taped music. As I sat with him during his last weeks, I spent time on the front porch outside his bedroom window in the porch swing when he slept. There was a big rose bush there that had not been manicured because his wife was busy keeping her head above water taking care of Bob and keeping her job.

    One morning early with the dew on the roses and the sun shining on the dew (God’s angle,) I formed what I call my “Rose Bush Theory of Life and Death.”

    The Rose Bush Theory
    I relate life and death to a big, beautiful rose bush. Picture a large blooming rose bush and you can see your family or circle of friends. Some of the roses are in full bloom with gorgeous color and perfect shapes. Some roses are starting to form buds. Some of the buds never complete the full growing process. Some of the roses are dead and remain on the bush, while others are starting to wither.

    Now, relate each and every one of those blooms to different members of your family or your circle of friends and you can see the living and dying process. Life is a process with death being the final phase. Please do not wait —- live life to the fullest each and every day.

    Keep in mind, to maintain that “rose bush” (loved ones) big and pretty, it must be fed, watered, nurtured, pruned and protected from the elements and loved with a gentle caress plus some tender talk. The care is more essential when caring for people. 1995 *******

    Love and prayers,

    Dorothy Masters
    Harveyville, Ks.

  4. Aunt Mary never sent you away empty handed …. she always seemed to have cookies or something to send home with you.

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