Odessa City Cemetery 

 

                                                                                   Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach

                                                                             

                                                                             

Page Schott through Scrupps

 

We give credit to the Heritage Church, Odessa Historisches Museum and the Odessa Record for assistance in gathering the data.   These have NOT been confirmed by the Odessa City Clerk, but are documentation found within the county that purport to have been buried in Odessa. In many instances (?) will denote that there is some likelihood of error. 

Explanations and Common abbreviations used herein:

TS = Tombstone; OC = specific location to Odessa Cemetery; LL = Christ Lutheran Ledger, data furnished by the Museum

dc = death card; DC = death certificate; Obit = obituary

Suchland = A thorough research of the cemetery was done by Harold Suchland and in some cases his mention is the only available record, with no explanation. From that mention, additional research continues and some records are being documented. Due to the fragile condition of the local copies of the Odessa Record papers which went through a fire in the 1980's, some items are not available.

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Schott, Dean Randy,   (d. 7-25-2000; b. 3-02-1960; TS; OC; obit) “Dean Schott, 40 died Tuesday afternoon at the automotive repair shop at his farm five miles north of Odessa, the cause believed to be from an explosion of a vehicle on which he was working. According to eyewitness reports to the Lincoln County Sheriff, Schott was attempting to put out the fire with an extinguisher at the vehicle, which was parked about 75 feet from the shop. Eye witnesses said he returned to the shop a second time, possibly for another fire extinguisher, where he collapsed. The Odessa ambulance and EMTs were summoned. Schott was pronounced dead on arrival at Odessa Memorial Hospital... (Odessa Record: 7-27-2000) “Graveside services were held Monday, July 31, for Dean R. Schott. Mr. Schott died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, he was 40 years old. He was born March 2, 1960 in Odessa, the son of Wilbert L. and Carol (Weber) Schott. He attended school in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School in 1978. A lifetime resident of the Odessa area, Dean was a partner in Schott and Sons Automotive. He was an avid snowmobiler. He was an associate member of the Odessa VFW Club and a member of Odessa Ducks Unlimited. He is survived by his wife, Tami (Pearson) Schott, at the home, and one daughter, Shari, at the home; his parents, Wilbert and Carol Schott, of Odessa; two brothers, Dale Schott and Richard Schott, both of Spokane, and one sister, Anne Schmierer, of Odessa; two aunts, Florence Stoughton, Lancaster, CA, and Gertrude Carlson, Pasco; several cousins and many friends. Pastor Larry Pierson officiated at the services at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Odessa Record: 8-03-2000)

Schott, Willie,   (added; d. Feb 9, 2005) “Willie Schott died Wednesday, Feb 9, 2005, at his home near Odessa.  He was born Jan 20, 1932, in Colfax, the son of Rudolph and Margaret (Moos) Schott. He was a member of the Heritage Church and the Odessa Gun Club. He loved snowmobiling and fishing and enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was a second generation mechanic who was fond of fixing things. Some of these skills he passed on to his children. He is survived by his wife Carol Schott at the home; three children, Dale Schott and Richard (and Lisa) Schott, all of Spokane, and Anne (and Steve) Schmierer; four grandchildren, Austin, Garrison and Kerigan Schmierer, and Shari Pearson, all of Odessa; one sister, Florence Stoughton, of Lancaster, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one son, Dean Schott, in 2000; his parents, Rudolph and Margaret Schott; one brother, Rueben Schott, and one sister, Gertrude Carlson. Celebration of Life memorial services were held on Tuesday, Feb 15, at Heritage Church in Odessa, with Pastor Larry Snyder officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2-17-2005; burial not yet confirmed)

Schragg, Helen H. Fitzgerald,   (d. 1993; b. 1922; TS; OC

Schragg, Oscar R.,   (d. 1961; b. 1914; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services for Oscar Raymond Schragg were held from the Odessa Baptist church on Friday afternoon, the Rev Edward Kopf officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of Strate Funeral Home.  Pallbearers included Earl Meise, Clem Groh Jr., Roy Haskins, Robert Pierce, Albert Ramm and Alfred Weist.  Mrs. Joe Jantz was the pianist and the Mennonite quartet sang, ‘Ivory Palaces of Tomorrow.’  Oscar Schragg was born March 9, 1914, at the farm home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schragg, west of Ritzville. In 1923 the family moved back to Colfax. Oscar returned to Ritzville later to work, and on Jan 22, 1950 was married to Helen (Jeske) Rogers.  He was baptized and became a member of the Colfax Mennonite church in 1929. His parents preceded him in death. Ten years ago he moved with his family to Odessa, and has been an employee of the county highway department for the past five years.  Survivors include his widow, Helen; five daughters, Kay and Kathy, at the home; Mrs. Janice Elliott, Gloria and Barbara Rogers, and three grandchildren, all of Odessa; one brother, Arnold Schragg of Ritzville; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Pearl) Lind of Lacrosse, and Mrs. Walter (Dorothy) Heimbigner of Ritzville.” (Odessa Record: scrapbook item ?Feb 9, 1961)

Schroeder, Dewayne A. ‘Bud’,   (added)  “Dewayne ‘Bud’ Schroeder died Thursday, Oct 16, 2003, at the age of 67. He was born Oct 8, 1936 to Aaron and Alvena (Stockman) Schroeder in Ritzville. He graduated from Ritzville High School in 1955. Following high school, Bud worked various jobs in the Ritzville area before joining the US Air Force, where he served 12 years.  Following his military service Bud worked for Appleway Chevrolet and a farm implement company in Spokane before moving to Odessa, where he worked for the Odessa Trading Company. He later went to work for the Lincoln County Road Dept where he was a heavy equipment operator until his retirement. During his retirement, Bud served on the Lincoln County Weed Board. He married Amy Linker on Jan 4, 1992, in Odessa. Bud was a member and current commander of Odessa American Legion Post #105.  He is survived by his wife Amy and one brother, Larry Schroeder, both of Odessa, as well as numerous cousins, step-children and friends. Graveside services were held at Odessa Cemetery, with Pastor Bill Cox officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Oct 23, 2003)

Schroeder, Jessica E. Bickerton Walker,  (d. 1988; b. 1941; TS; OC; obit) “Jessica Ellen Schroeder.—Passed away May 11, 1988 in Spokane. Her home, Odessa, WA. Survived by her husband, Bud Schroeder, at the home; two sons, Anthony Walker, Keith Walker, both of Spokane; two daughters, Sandra Schmautz, Monica Walker, both of Spokane; two brothers, Bill Bickerton, Las Vegas, NV, Craig Bickerton, Spokane; step-father, William Kraft, Odessa, WA; 3 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Odessa Grange. Funeral Service, Monday, May 16, 1988 at 11 a.m. Christ Lutheran Church, Odessa, Pastor Daniel Cronrath, officiating. Interment, Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (scrapbook item) “Jessica Schroeder of Odessa, born April 17, 1941 in Bel Aire, OH, passed away May 11, 1988 at Sacred Heart Medical Hospital, Spokane. She came to the Odessa area in mid-1978 and was married Dec 30, 1978 to Dewayne ‘Bud’ Schroeder. Until a back injury forced her resignation, she worked at Odessa memorial Hospital. For a number of years, the couple worked with the Odessa Float Committee, and Mrs Schroeder enjoyed camping and sewing, and her friends.  At the time of her death, following an extended illness, she was awaiting the expected birth of twin grandchildren. Preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Kraft, Mrs. Schroeder is survived by her husband Bud, at the family home; by two sons, Anthony Walker and Keith Walker, both of Spokane; by two daughters: Sandy Schmautz and Monica Walker, both of Spokane; by her step-father, Bill Kraft of Odessa; by two brothers: Craig Bickerton of Spokane and Bill Bickerton of Las Vegas, NV; and by 3 grandsons and other relatives. Funeral service was held May 16, at Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Casket bearers were Ed Jasman, Skip Thompson, Keith Kolterman, Jerry Lane, Terry Burghard and Wayne Frederick. Honorary bearers included Al Cook, Bill Benton, Don Rainier and Merlin Schmautz.” (Odessa Record: 5-19-1988)

Schuh, Emma,   (d. 1975; b. 1914; TS; OC; dc)  “Odessa—Emma Schuh, 61, Marlin, died Saturday at an Odessa hospital following a brief illness.  She was born on Jan 24, 1914, at Odessa and was married on Feb 2, 1935, to Otto Schuh at Wenatchee.  Mrs. Schuh belonged to the Salem Lutheran Church at Marlin.  Surviving are her husband at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Freauf, Woodburn, OR; one brother, Rudolph Zundel, Harrington; a sister, Mrs. Matilda Raugust, Walla Walla; three grandchildren. Funeral services are under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home, Odessa.” (scrapbook obit) “In Memory of Emma Schuh.  Born Jan 24, 1914, Odessa, WA; Passed Away Feb 15, 1975, Odessa, WA. Funeral Services Tuesday, Feb 18, 1975 at 1 p.m., Zion Emanuel Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA. Pastor Fred Riedel, Officiating. Duet by Mrs. Deloris Cook, Mrs. Ione Zeiler. Organist, Mrs. Eileen Tanke. Concluding Services and Vault Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Casket Bearers: Dale Deife, Ted Zundel, Henry Pryor, Edwin Jasman, Harry Zundel, Harold Raugust.” (Funeral Program) ‘Emma Schuh.  Died: 2-15-1975.  Birth: 1-24-1914, WA; Spouse: Otto Schuh; Father: Paul Zundel; Mother: Katherine Schwartz.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Emma Schuh, daughter of Paul and Katherine Zundel, who was born Jan 24, 1914 in Odessa, WA, died Feb 15, 1975, in the Odessa Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Feb 18, 1975 at 1:00 from the Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Odessa, with the Rev Fred Riedel officiating. The funeral service was under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Interment was held in the Odessa Cemetery. Eileen Tanke was the organist and Deloris Cook and Ione Zeiler sang: 'Beyond The Sunset’ and ‘Abide With Me’. The congregational sang ‘What a Friend We Have In Jesus’. Casket bearers were Dale Deife, Ted Zundel, Henry Pryor, Edwin Jasman, Harry Zundel and Harold Raugust. On Feb 2, 1935 the deceased married Otto Schuh in Wenatchee, WA, which union was blessed with two children, Floyd and Betty. They made their home on  a farm near Marlin.  Her son, Floyd, preceded her in death when he, his wife and daughter were killed in a train-auto collision in Spokane on Dec 31, 1973. Three sisters and four brothers also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Otto, at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Freauf, Woodburn, OR; one brother, Rudolph Zundel, Harrington; one sister, Mrs. Matilda Raugust, Walla Walla; 3 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 2-20-1975)

Schuh, Floyd C.,   (d. 1973; b. 1940; TS; OC)  “In Memory of Floyd Cecil Schuh. Born March 27, 1940, Odessa Washington.  Passed Away Dec 31, 1973, Spokane, WA.  Funeral Services, Thursday, Jan 3, 1974 at 1 p.m.  Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA.  Pastor Harold Lachmann, Officiating.  Concluding Services and Vault Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Casket Bearers: Robert Schuh, Freddie Schuh, Garth Clifford, Wayne Schuh, Gerry Schuh, Ralph Johnson.” (Funeral Program) “Memorial services were held on Thursday, Jan 3, 1974, at the Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church for Floyd Cecil Schuh, who was killed over the holidays in a train accident, along with his wife, Linda, and step-daughter, Diane. Pastor Harold Lachmann officiated at the funeral service.  Mr. Schuh was a farmer in the Marlin area. He was killed when a Burlington Northern train struck his car at a crossing east of Spokane, on Dec 31, 1973.  Mr. Schuh was born on March 27, 1940, in Odessa. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schuh, Marlin; one sister, Mrs. Betty Freauf, of Woodburn, OR; one nephew and two nieces.  Casket bearers were Robert Schuh, Freddie Schuh, Garth Clifford, Wayne Schuh, Gerry Schuh, and Ralph Johnson. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, with concluding services and vault interment at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 1-10-1974) 

Schuh, Katherine,   (d. 1990; b. 1905; TS; OC; obit) “Katherine Dormaier Schuh, lifetime area resident born at Wheeler Oct 20, 1905 to Jacob and Johanna Dormaier, passed away Sept 24, 1990 at Terrace Heights Nursing Center, Moses Lake. She was married to Reinhold Schuh in Aug 1925, and the couple farmed in the Ruff area from that time until 1937 when they moved to a ranch near Mohler, remaining active in its operation until their retirement in 1960. They had moved into Odessa in 1952. The couple had four boys and a girl, including a set of twins. After they  moved into town, Mrs. Schuh was active in raising flowers for exhibit at the Deutschesfest, bowled on a championship team, and placed award winning decorations in her yard each Christmas. She was a member of Odessa Grange 951 and of Heritage UCC and its predecessor. She was also active for Boys town, the American Heart Assn and the March of Dimes. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Reinhold Schuh; by four sons: Arthur, Robert, Lawrence and Don Schuh; by a daughter, Lorraine Holderby; by two sisters: Martha Meyer of Spokane and Alma Kuch of Marlin; by three brothers: Paul Dormaier and Jake Dormaier of Spokane and Al Dormaier of CA; and by 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held for Mrs. Schuh on Sept 28 at Heritage UCC in Odessa, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Concluding services and vault interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Oct 4, 1990)

 

Schuh, Stacy Lynnette,  (d. 2-12-1958; b. 5-22-1904; TS; OC; obit) "Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the Strate Funeral Home chapel in Odessa, for baby Stacy Lynnette Schuh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Schuh. Rev Harry Pfief officiated and interment was in the Odessa Cemetery. Stacy was born Feb 11 and died Feb 12, at Deaconess hospital. Stacy was baptized at the hospital by Rev Robert Nathan, assistant, at Westminster Congregational church in Spokane. Survivors include, besides her parents, two brothers, Tommy and Bruce; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Schuh, Odessa, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Borgens, Harrington; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hopp, Odessa, Mrs. and Mrs. Jake Dormaier, Odessa and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Schuh, Wenatchee; great great grandmother, Mrs. Anna Margaret Hopp, Odessa." (Odessa Record: 2-21-1958)

 

Schuh, Otto,  (d. 1996; b. 1908; TS; OC) “Otto G Schuh (Age 87)—Died Friday, July 19, 1996 at Salem Memorial Hospital in Salem, OR. Born in Ruff, WA (near Moses Lake) on Dec 17, 1908, he spent his entire life in that area until moving to Salem in July of 1987 where he resided with his daughter, Betty, until death. He was a farmer. He was predeceased by his wife, Emma, in 1975; his son, Floyd in 1973; five brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include his daughter, Betty Freauf, Salem, OR; three grandchildren, Michael Freauf of Perth, Australia, Laurie Johnson of Salem, OR, and Susan Freauf of Santa Rosa, CA; four great grandchildren; sisters, Martha Clifford and Lydia Probst, both of Seattle, Emma Carlson of Ephrata and Hulda Stumiller of Medical Lake. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 1996 at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, WA. Interment will follow at the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (scrapbook item) “Funeral services for Otto G. Schuh, a long-time resident of the Ruff area, were held Wednesday, July 24, at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Mr. Schuh died on Friday, July 19, 1996, at Salem Memorial Hospital in Salem, OR. He was 87 years old. He was born in Ruff and lived in that area until July 1987, when he moved to Salem, where he resided with his daughter until his death. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma, in 1975, and his son, Floyd, in 1973, and by 5 brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his daughter, Betty Freauf, of Salem; three grandchildren, Michael Freauf, of Perth, Australia; Laurie Johnson, of Salem, and Susan Freauf, of Santa Rosa, CA; 4 great grandchildren; and four sisters, Martha Clifford and Lydia Probst, both of Seattle; Emma Carlson, of Ephrata, and Hulda Stumiller, of Medical Lake. Interment at Odessa Cemetery followed the services. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 7-25-1996)

Schuh, Reinhold J.,   (d. 1994; b. 1905; TS; OC; obit) “Moses Lake.—Service for Reinhold J. Schuh, 88, is planned for 2 PM today at the Heritage United Church of Christ in Odessa, WA. Burial will be at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Odessa is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Schuh, a former Odessa resident, died Sunday (May 29, 1994) in Moses Lake. He and his wife farmed in the Ruff, WA area and in Harrington, WA. They moved to Odessa in 1953 and retired in 1960. They recently moved to Moses Lake. His wife, Katherine Schuh, died in 1990. He was a member of the Heritage United Church of Christ in Odessa. He is survived by four sons, Art Schuh of Harrington, Robert and Lawrence Schuh of Moses Lake, and Donald Schuh of Odessa; one daughter, Lorraine Holderby of Davenport, WA; one brother, Otto Schuh of Oregon; four sisters, Lydia Probost and Martha Clifford of Seattle, Emma Carlson of Soap Lake, and Hulda Stuhlmiller of Washington; 15 grand-children and 25 great grandchildren. (Edit: Reinhold Schuh was born Sept 4, 1905 in Wheeler, WA, the son of Christian and Rosina Reiter Schuh. He was one of 12 children. On Aug 27, 1925, he married Katherine Dormaier.)” (June 1, 1994-Odessa Record)

Schuh, Stacy Lynnette,   (d. 2-12-1958; b. 5-22-1904; TS; OC)

Schultz, Rachel Kissler,  (d. 9-29-1984; b. 5-22-1904; TS; OC; obit)  “Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Oct 2, 1984 for Rachel K Schultz of Moses Lake, who passed away there on Sept 29, 1984. Rev Randy Middleton officiated.  Rachel, known to many as Ray, was born May 22, 1904, west of Odessa in the Irby area. She attended country schools. After spending her early years around the Irby area, she moved to San Francisco, where she spent many years, and then later to Spokane. Her final move was to the Crestview Nursing Home in Moses Lake, where she remained until her death.  Survivors are three sisters, Martha Gibbs of Beaverton, OR; Marie Cook, formerly of Odessa, now residing in Spokane; and Ana Lenhardt of Ritzville. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 10-11-1984)

Schuman, Geo,   (d. 8-17-1931; b. 6-11-1862; div.; Strates)

Schutz, Pamela J.,    (d. 9-03-1980; b. 6-24-1950; TS; OC)

Schutz, Ruth E.,   (d. 6-06-1993; b. 9-03-1913; TS; OC) “Ruth E. Schutz, a member of a pioneer Odessa family, died on June 6, 1993. She was 79 years old. She was born on Sept 3, 1913, in Odessa, the daughter of Conrad and Anna Lenhart. She was graduated from Odessa High School with the Class of 1931.  She married Jerome Schutz in Lind. He died in 1974. They had two daughters, Ann Rowland, of Los Gatos, CA, and Sue Johnson, of Redmond, WA, and one son, Jerry Schutz, of Seattle. She had two grandsons and two granddaughters.  She also is survived by four sisters, Dorothy Kamlin, of Spokane; Flobelle Frieske, of Vancouver, WA; Lucille Turner, of King City, OR, and Bernice Davis, of Seattle; and one brother, Clarence Lenhart, of Spokane.  Ruth had lived in Spokane for the past 17 years. When she became ill, she moved to Redmond last February to live with her daughter, Sue.” (Odessa Record: 6-17-1993)

Schwarz, Ernestine, (Miss)  (d. 11-23-1941; b. 12-15-1853; bur: Mt View in Davenport) 

Scott, Aldora Copeland,  (added) “Aldora Copeland Scott. Dated: 9-22-1957, age 59; Burial: Odessa.” (English Congregational Church ledger-handwritten)

Scott, James,  (added) d. Dec 1904, buried Stone Cemetery? (Stone was the mortician in Odessa for alternating periods of time, and was reported to be surveying a cemetery, the location of which was not specified. It is assumed that the Stone Cemetery abutted the then Heimbigner Cemetery, which is now the Odessa City Cemetery.)

Scrupps, Arthur E.,   (d. 1953; b. 1878; TS; OC; dc) “Arthur Edward Scrupps. Died: 8-04-1953. Birth: 9-13-1878, England. Single.  Father: Henry Scrupps, Sr.; Mother: Sarah Ann Brackenbonoughs.  Buried: Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card-cemetery not given)

Scrupps, Barbara Jean,   (d. 7-02-1931; b. 3-25-1929; TS; OC; (d/o Fred and Elizabeth Walter Scrupps)

Scrupps, Charles,   (d. 10-23-1969; b. 10-22-1873; TS; OC; dc) “Charles Scrupps.  Died: 10-23-1969.  Birth: 10-22-1873, England.  Father: Henry Scrupps; Mother: unknown; Spouse: widowed. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Scrupps, Charles H.,  (added) (d. 2000; b. 1907; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Charles ‘Hank’ Scrupps will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 30, at the Heritage Church in Odessa, with Pastor Larry Snyder officiating. Mr. Scrupps died Monday, June 26, 2000, in Odessa. He was 93 years old. A member of a pioneer Odessa area family, he was born in Odessa April 5, 1907, the son of Charles and Margaret (Frawley) Scrupps. He attended schools in the Odessa area. He married Lydia Ann Kissler on Sept 7, 1934 in Spokane. They operated a wheat and cattle ranch in the Odessa area for many years. Hank was a member of the Heritage Church in Odessa, the Odessa Masonic Lodge, member and past master of the Odessa Grange, the Odessa fire Dept and the Odessa Gun Club. He was past president of the WA State Fire Commissioners. He served for many years on the Lincoln Electric board of directors. He is survived by two daughters, Noreen and husband Frank Groh, and Marjorie Schell, all of Odessa; three grandchildren, Cindy and husband Manny Hemmerling, of Monte Vista, CO; Greg and wife Chris Buchmann of Davenport, and Scott and wife Kris Buchmann of Odessa; 8 great grandchildren; one sister, Sarah Walter, of Odessa, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Lydia and one grandson, Allen Buchmann; four brothers and two sisters. Interment will be at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge.” (Odessa Record: 6-29-2000)

Scrupps, Clara,  (legal name Kunz)  (d. 1-05-1979; b. 8-06-1881; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Clara Kunz were held Wednesday, Jan 10, 1979, from the English Congregational Church in Odessa. The Rev Douglas Roberts officiated. Clara Kunz died Jan 5, 1979 at the Nursing Home in Davenport, WA, at the age of 97 years. She was born Aug 6, 1881 in Boston Lincolnshire, England, to Henry and Sara Ann Scrupps. She was baptized in Wyberton Lincolnshire Church on Nov 6, 1881. At the age of 16, Clara came to America in 1897 on the Oceanic, and lived in Wisconsin for two winters. She then immigrated west to Odessa in 1899. For thirty years she lived in Bremerton and was active there in the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Matron. She also cooked for the lodge for many years. In 1948 she moved to Trinidad to help care for her brother, John, who had suffered a stroke and was bedridden for 17 years. She then moved to Wenatchee for a short time and finally came to Odessa to live until illness caused her to go into the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport for the past four years. She was an associate member of the English Congregational Church, the Order of Eastern Star in Bremerton, and Daughters of the Nile in Seattle. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and two sisters. She is survived by many nieces and nephews in the Odessa and Seattle areas. Sacred selections ‘In The Garden’ and ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ were sung by Donna Schafer with Joyce Roberts as organist. Casket bearers were Bob Pierce, Frank Groh, Jim Walter, Bob Carr, Jim Scrupps, and Marvin Groh. Concluding services and interment were at the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge” Odessa Record: 1-18-1979) 

Scrupps, Elizabeth,   (d. 1958; b. 1864; TS; OC; Cong) “Elizabeth Scrupps. Age 94 yrs. Dated: April 5, 1958. Burial: Odessa.” (English Congregational Church ledger-handwritten) (Edit: this is apparently the wife of Henry Jr) "Elizabeth Scrupps. Died: 2 April 1958, agge 94, Wenatchee, Chelan Co, WA. Batch Id #281702." ( WA State Death Records)

Scrupps, Elizabeth Walter,   (d. 1986; b. 1903; TS; OC; dc) “Elizabeth Scrupps.  Died: 12-11-1986, Odessa, WA; Mother: Katherine Kauffman. Father: George K Walter; Spouse: Fred H Scrups.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Elizabeth Scrupps.—Passed away Dec 11, 1986 in Odessa, WA. Her home, Odessa, WA. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor and Ray Schorzman, Odessa, WA, Marlene and Lamar Homberg, Odessa, WA; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; two brothers, Ben Walter, Odessa, WA, Steve Walter, Mesa, AZ; five sisters, Esther Wilson, Alva Walter, Both of Seattle, WA, Margaret and Martha Walter, both of Spokane, Hanna Huddle, Harrington, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service, Monday, Dec 15, 1986 at 2 p.m. English Congregational Church, Odessa, WA, Pastor, Robert Shofner, officiating. Interment, Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman-Review: 12-14-1986)

Scrupps, Ernest,  (added, DC,  d. 5-26-1915) “Ernest Scrupps. Male, white, married, laborer. Birth: 3-04-1881, England; Age 34 yrs 2 mos 22 days. Father: Henry Scrupps, born England; Mother: Sarah A Brakenbough, born England. Informant: Mrs. Ernest Scrupps, Odessa, WA. Death: 5-26-1915, 7 a.m. Odessa, WA. Cause: Diabetes followed by tuberculosis of the lungs., duration 2 yrs 1 mo 28 days. Physician: H Mitchell, MD, Odessa, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Register of Death. Burial not shown.)  (The1910 census shows Ernest Scrupps with his wife, Isabel, and daughter, Lillian G.)

Scrupps, Esther P.,  (Schimke)  (added)  “Esther P Scrupps died Sept 26, 2007, at her home in Odessa at the age of 94. She was born on Sept 16, 1913, in Odessa, to John and Marie (Zundel) Schimke. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1933. In high school, she played tennis and girls basketball, scoring 40 points in one basketball game. She was  a member of the Heritage Church in Odessa. She was also a member of Eastern Star, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Odessa Historical Museum, the Quilt Club and the Fireman’s Auxiliary. According to her family, she enjoyed ice skating in the winter, baking, gardening and raising flowers. She also loved quilting and at the age of 93 made a quilt for her great granddaughter, Jillian. She loved spending time with her family, they said.  She is survived by her daughter, Joan Sousley and John, of Yakima, and her son, Jay Scrupps and Kathy, of Odessa; five grandchildren, Robb Sousley and Christine Conway, Justin and Molly Scrupps and daughter Jillian, Chris Scrupps, Ryan Scrupps and Walt Barry and Christine and children Brynne and Kade; two sisters-in-law, Helen Schimke and Sarah Walter, both of Odessa, as well as numerous nieces and cousins. Graveside interment took place Monday, Oct 1, 2007, at the Odessa Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at Heritage Church in Odessa with Pastor Jerry Malone officiating. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: Oct 2007)

Scrupps, Fred A.,   (d. 1977; b. 1900; TS; OC; dc) “Frederick Arthur Scrupps.  Died: 12-08-1977; Birth: 2-03-1900, England; Spouse: Elizabeth Walter; Father: Charles Scrupps; Mother: Margaret Frawley.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Fred Scrupps was born Feb 3, 1900 at Patricroff, England. His parents were Charles and Margaret Frawley Scrupps. He came with his parents to the United States as a tiny baby.  He attended school in rural Odessa. In his youth he worked for the railroad. He married Elizabeth Walter on Oct 4, 1924. He then worked as a mechanic for Joe Keller Motors for many years. In 1938 the family moved to Seattle where Mr. Scrupps was employed by the Washington State Game Department. They returned to Odessa in 1945 where he returned to mechanics again at wolf Motor Sales and then into private business.  Fred worked for the Odessa School District as a mechanic for 18 years until he retired in 1966. The couple moved from their farm home to live in town in 1962. Frederick Arthur Scrupps is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters, Eleanor Schorzman and Marlene Homberg of Odessa. There are 7 grandchildren: Nancy Evavold, Susan Adams, Bob Schorzman; Brian, Ellen and Loren Homberg and Lizann Hink. There are 3 great grandchildren: Joe and Matt Evavold and Brenna Adams. Four brothers also survive: William, Hank, John and Jim Scrupps and 2 sisters, Frances Groh and Sarah Walter. He was a member of the English Congregational Church, the Masonic F & AM Lodge, and a life member of the Odessa Volunteer Fire Dept. Fred Scrupps died Dec 8, 1977 in Odessa. Funeral services were held Monday morning, Dec 12 from the English Congregational Church. Rev Douglas Roberts officiated. Joyce Roberts was organist. Sacred selections sung were ‘Safe In The Arms of Jesus’ and ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ by Delbert and Delores Cook. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 12-15-1977)

Scrupps, Frederick,   (d. 12-18-1941; b. 6-09-1883; TS; OC;  Strates)  “Fredrick Scrupps. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Dec 18, 1941, 2:50 a.m., Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane. 27 days in hospital. Birth: June 9, 1883, Boston, England. Age: 58 yrs 6 mos 9 dys. Male, white, single, Section Laborer for GN RR. In US 41 yrs. Father: Henry Scrupps, born England; Mother: Sarah Ann Brackenburg, born England. Previous residence: Iron River, Wisconsin. Cause of death: cancer of liver and stomach. Physician: Dr Rockford. Informant: Charles Scrupps of Odessa. Relatives: 6 brothers: Henry of Odessa, James of Bremerton, Wm of Wenatchee, Chas of Odessa, John of Trindad, Arthur of Odessa. Sisters: Mrs Kunz of Bremerton.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Scrupps, Henry,  h/o Eliz.  (d. 7-09-1942; b. 6-28-1864; TS; OC;  Strates; dc) “Henry Scrupps.  Died: 7-09-1942. Birth: 6-28-1864, Boston, England. Spouse: Elizabeth. Father: Henry Scrupps. Mother: Elizabeth Brackenborough.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Scrupps, Henry Sr.,  s/o Wm  (d. 8-22-1922; b. 12-24-1843; TS; OC; DC; dc) “Henry Scrupps. Male, white, widowed, rancher, general duties of farm; Birth: 24 Dec 1843, Lincolnshire, England. Age: 79 yrs 7 mos 27 days. Spouse: Widowed, not named. Mother: Sarah Ann Owen, Lincolnshire, England. Father: William Scrupps, born Lincolnshire, England. Informant: Henry Scrupps, Jr., Odessa, WA; Died: 22 Aug 1922, Dist. #6, Odessa, WA. Cause of death: toxemia from cancer, duration: 10 days. L M Thompson, MD, Odessa, WA.  Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA, on 8-25-1922. Turner of Harrington, undertaker. (Lincoln County Health death card & WA State Reg. of Death)

Scrupps, James,   (d. 3-31-1942;  b. 1865; TS; OC;  Strates; obit) “James Scrupps. Shipping Funeral Home: Lewis Funeral Home, Port Orchard, WA. Dated: March 31, 1942. Funeral: April 6, 1942, at 2 p.m., English Church, Rev Galle, officiating at church. Lodge officiating at cemetery: Masons: S. Reiman, J. C. Michaelson, Hy Michaelson, Jake Luiten, Jim Carstens, Art Mayer. Member: FOE; Masons. Burial: Odessa Cemetery.” (Mortuary Ledger) “James Scrupps, 76, former Odessa resident, and more recently a resident of Bremerton, died there this week and will be buried here. One of a family that emigrated from Boston, England, to America, he put in some years in Wisconsin before moving to Odessa. Funeral arrangements are awaiting word from relatives. The body will arrive at Odessa tonight. The service will be from the English Congregational church, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Rev M. J. Galle will officiate, with a Masonic grave service. Survivors include five brothers, Harry, Odessa; William, Wenatchee; Charles, Odessa; John, Trinidad; and Arthur, Odessa; one sister, Mrs. Joe Kunz, Bremerton. (Odessa Record: 2 April 1942)

Scrupps, James E.,   (d. 8-21-1992; b. 9-26-1912; TS; OC) “Funeral services for James E. Scrupps were held Wednesday at the Heritage UCC Sanctuary. Mr. Scrupps, who was 79 years old, died Aug 21, 1992, at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. He was born in Odessa, the son of Charles and Margaret Scrupps. He grew up on the homestead 2 ˝ miles east of Odessa and attended the Joyner school east of town when he was a boy. He was graduated from Odessa High school, and he often recalled that his class was the first to enter the new Odessa High School when it was built in 1927. That building has since been replaced. After graduating from high school, he was employed for 12 years by Keller Motor Co, which was Odessa’s Ford dealership. During World War II he was in Army ordinance, serving for three years and 10 months in North Africa and Germany before being discharged in 1945. He married Esther Schimke on Dec 27, 1945. They were in the hauling and gravel business for a number of years before taking up farming. Mr. Scrupps was a charter member of the Odessa Lions Club and a member of the Odessa VFW and the American Legion. He was a 50-year member and past master of the Odessa Masonic Lodge. He also served on the Odessa School Board for many years, and he was a rural fire chief for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Esther, at the family home; one son, Jay Scrupps, of Odessa; one daughter, Joan Sousley, and son-in-law, John of Yakima; 4 grandchildren, Rob Sousley, of Pullman, Justin Sousley, of Yakima, Chris and Ryan Scrupps, of Odessa; two brothers, John and Henry Scrupps, both of Odessa; two sisters, Sarah Walter and Frances Groh, both of Odessa, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers. The Rev Glenn Gettinger officiated at the funeral. Casket bearers were Jim Walter, Frank Groh, Bill Richardson, Howard Kramer, Lloyd Tebow, Bob Zimbelman, Keith Kolterman, Joe Wollman, Al Goetz and Jack Scrupps. Burial was in Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Aug 27, 1992)

Scrupps, John W.,   (d. 1961; b. 1876; TS; OC; Cong) “John Walter Scrupps. (Age not give). Dated: July 18, 1961. Burial: Odessa.” (English Congregational Church ledger-handwritten)  “The body of John Walter Scrupps, 86, long time resident of the Trinidad area, was brought here for burial in the family cemetery plot on Tuesday.  Services were held from the English Congregational church that morning, the Rev John A. Birchard officiating. Mrs. James Lyons was organist and the Strate Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Acting as pallbearers were John Scrupps, C. H. Scrupps, Jack Scrupps, T. F. Groh, Robert Pierce and James Walter.  Mr. Scrupps was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, June 8, 1876, and came to America as a young man. He came to Washington in 1900 and has been in the Trinidad area since 1915, where he was section foreman for the Great Northern for many years.  In recent years he has made his home on Crescent Bar, operating an orchard. Sharing the home there were Jack and Lilly Graves and Mrs. Clara Kunz. Recently the home was sold as that area would be covered with storage water from a downstream dam.  Survivors include one brother, Charles Scrupps, Odessa pioneer, and a sister, Mrs. Clara Kunz, Trinidad, with many nephews and nieces.” (Odessa Record: July 1961)

Scrupps, John Walter,   (d. 1998; b. 1908; TS; OC; dc) “John Walter Scrupps. Died: Dec 22, 1998.  Birth: Oct 14, 1908, Odessa, WA.  Spouse: Married-Marie Ils.  Mother: Margaret Frawley.  Father: Charles Scrupps.  Burial: Inland Evergreen Crematory. Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “A memorial service  for John W. Scrupps was held Saturday, Dec 26, at Heritage Church in Odessa. Mr. Scrupps, who was 90 years old, died Tuesday, Dec 22, 1998, at his home in Odessa. John Scrupps was born Oct 14, 1908, in Odessa, the son of Charles and Margaret (Frawley) Scrupps. He was a life-long resident of the Odessa area, and for many years he was a wheat farmer. He was graduated from Odessa High School with the Class of 1926. He married Marie Ils in Ritzville on Oct 18, 1935. They farmed for many years before moving to Odessa, where they built a home in the 1950s. He was a member of Heritage Church. He served as a board member of the Odessa Union Warehouse Co-op, the Odessa School District, the Odessa Gun Club, the Odessa Bowling Alley and the German American Insurance Company. He was a former mayor of Odessa, fire chief and member of the Odessa Town Council.  He is survived by his wife, Marie, of 63 years, at the home; two sons, Lorus and Judy Scrupps and Jack and Launa Scrupps, both of Odessa; four grandchildren, Tom and wife Teresa Scrupps, of Medical Lake, Amy Marie Scrupps, of Moscow, ID, Jason and wife Danielle Scrupps, of Odessa, and Jason Scrupps of Odessa; one great grandson, Cameron Scrupps, of Medical Lake, and one brother, C. Hank Scrupps, and one sister, Sarah Walter, both of Odessa.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Pastor Art Finney officiated at the memorial service. Private burial service preceded the memorial service. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 12-31-1998)

Scrupps, Lydia A.,  (added) d. Nov 13, 1989 (d. 1989; b. 1911; TS; OC; dc) “Lydia A. Scrupps, a lifelong Odessa resident, born to George and Magdalena Kissler Aug 20, 1911, passed away Nov 13, 1989.  She attended Odessa schools where she was a forward on the championship basketball team, and graduated in 1930.  Thereafter, she was employed at the Odessa club, the Odessa Bakery, and at J C Penneys. She also worked in the Wenatchee apple harvest.  Mrs. Scrupps was baptized and confirmed in the Pilgrim Congregational Church, and later became active in the English Congregational Church. She was united in marriage with C. H. Scrupps of Odessa in Sept 1934, and the couple had two daughters. They moved to the farm north of Odessa in 1942, remaining until 1971 when they moved back to town. For the past 18 months she had been a resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center. Mrs. Scrupps was a member of the Odessa Grange and of Pomona Grange, the Order of Eastern Star, the Lincoln County Fair Board, and the WA State Fire Commission Auxiliary. Preceded in death by her parents and by a grandson, Allen Buchmann, she is survived by her husband, C H Scrupps; by her two daughters and their husbands, Marjorie and Cecil Schell, and Noreen and Frank Groh, all of Odessa; by five brothers: Reinhold Kissler of Ritzville, Reubin Kissler and Clarence Kissler of Spokane, Alvin Kissler of Seattle and Laurence (Bud) Kissler of Boise; by 3 grandchildren: Cindy Hemmerling of Monte Vista, CO, Greg Buchmann of St John, and Scott Buchmann of Odessa; by 4 great-grandchildren and by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Scrupps were held Nov 16 at the Heritage UCC sanctuary, Pastor Glenn Gettinger officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Pall bearers were her nephews, Jim Walter, Dr Dennis Colson, Jim Kissler, Ron Kissler, Kelly Kissler, and Larry Kissler, and her friend Rick Haase.” (Odessa Record-Nov 23, 1989) “Lydia Ann Scrupps.  Died: 11-13-1989.  Birth: 8-20-1911, WA.  Spouse: Charles Henry Scrupps.  Father: George J. Kissler.  Mother; Magdalena Borgens.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Scrupps, Margarett, w/o Chas  (d. 1-18-1922; b. 4-09-1872; TS; OC)  “Margaret Scrupps. Death: 18 Jan 1922, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Parents: Patrick Frowley, Margaret Hogan. Spouse: Charles Scrupps.” (WA State Death Certificates of 1907-1960) 

Scrupps, Marie,  (Ils) (added) “A memorial service for Marie (Ils) Scrupps was held on Saturday, Nov 8, at Heritage Church in Odessa. Mrs. Scrupps, who was 92 years old, died Thursday, Nov 6, 2003, in Spokane.  She was born in Walter, Russia, and grew up and lived most of her life in the Odessa area. In recent years she lived in Spokane. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband John, in 1998, and two brothers and a sister. Survivors include her sons, Lorus and Judy Scrupps and Jack and Launa Scrupps, all of Odessa; 4 grandchildren, Tom and Teresa Scrupps, Amy Marie and Silas Robbins, Jason and Danielle Scrupps and Jeff Scrupps, and two great grandchildren, Madeline Marie and Cameron Scrupps.  She is also survived by a brother, Adam Ils, of Everett; two sisters, Allie Benzel, of Ritzville, and Lydia Gettman, of Mercer Island, WA. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Nov 13, 2003)

Scrupps, William,   (d. 1947; fun. 2-16-47; b. 1870;  RR; TS; OC;  Strates) “William Scrupps.  Residence: Zenith, WA. Death: 1947, Mason Home at Zenith. Male, white, bachelor. Rail Road Worker. Born: England. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Funeral: English Congregational Church, Rev M. J. Galle. Interment: 2-16-1947. Ship in from Zenith.” (Mortuary Ledger-no further data on form) (English Congregational records for pre-1952 not located) “William Scrupps, 76, for 38 years an employee of the Great Northern Railway, and a former resident of Odessa, was buried from the English Congregational church on Sunday afternoon, the Rev M. J. Galle officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, with the Odessa Masonic lodge in charge of committal services. The Strate Funeral Home was in charge. E. J. Wachter acted as master, H C Phillips, Bible bearer, and W. P. Zagelow, chaplain. Pallbearers were R L Reiman, Howard Moore, Edward Stehr, Dan Schultz, George Williams and A. H. Luiten. Mr. Scrupps, whose home was at Wenatchee, had spent the past two years in the Masonic home at Zenith, Wash.  He was born near Boston, England, July 19, 1870, and came to America as a young man in 1894. For 42 years he lived in the state of Washington, for some time at Odessa, then 31 years in Wenatchee. Survivors include three brothers, Charles and Arthur, of Odessa; John, Trinidad, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Kunz, of Bremerton.”  (Odessa Record: 2-20-1947)

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Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

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