Margaret Marie Schultz (89) of Effingham


Published on December 10 2012 11:11 am

Margaret Marie Schultz, 89, of Effingham died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church (south of Dieterich). Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham and from 10:00 a.m. till service time Friday morning at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dieterich or the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham’s Braille Center. Condolences may be left online at

Margaret was born on July 15, 1923 in Cornell, IL, the daughter of Vern and Belle (Shoemaker) Tarr. She married Ardell Schultz May 15, 1940 in Union, MO. and he preceded her in death in 1998. Margaret was a homemaker and she also was employed in housekeeping at the Holiday Inn and Ramada Inn in Effingham. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham and a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dieterich for 64 years.

Survivors include: daughter Barbara (Gene) Lisenby of Effingham, sister Marcella Street of Wheeler, three brothers Richard (Rosanna) Tarr of Charleston, Howard (Connie) Tarr and Kendall (Zana) Tarr both of Newton, two grandchildren Kyle (Andrea) Lisenby and Brooke (Kenneth) Stiles of Columbia, MO, three great-grandchildren Jadyn, Noelle, Logann Lisenby of Columbia, MO. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Darlene, two brothers; Donald and Robert Tarr and one sister; Virginia Kuhring.