Frances E. Schnurr, 92, of Piper City, IL., died on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:10 A.M. at McLean County Nursing Home in Normal, IL.. Her funeral mass will be on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Piper City. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Piper City. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or National Shrine of St. Jude.Frances was born in Piper City on July 8, 1920 to John F. and Catherine (Molloy) Shaughnessy. Her childhood was spent in Piper City. She graduated from Piper City High School and attended Illinois State Normal University in Normal. She was a teacher and taught for 30 years. Frances was one of the last one-room school house teachers and continued teaching at Piper City Elementary School. Frances married Donald Lee Schnurr on June 15, 1943, in Piper City. He died on April 15, 2005. Surviving children are - Patricia (Donald) Kratz of Bloomington, IL. and Michael (Janice) Schnurr. Four grandchildren - Natalie (Brian) Sundquist, Chris (Marianne) Kratz, Tom (Rebecca) Schnurr and Jim (Michelle) Schnurr. Ten Great Grandchildren - Joe, Jeff, Caroline, Katherine, Kelsey, Trevor, Peyton, Noah, Gannon and Morgan. Frances was precede in death by her parents, husband, sister - Geneva Reilly and brother - Russell Shaughnessy.
Frances was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Piper City, IL. She was a member of the Retired Teacher Association of Ford and Iroquois County, Home Extension of Ford County, Junior Woman's Club and the Piper City Historical Society. She enjoyed traveling and reading. Arrangements by the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City, IL. Please sign the guest book at www.redeniusfuneralhomes.com
Note: Frances is the granddaughter of Mary and Thomas Shaughnessy, who owned The Chatsworth Bottling Company.