Marie Schille


January 9, 1910 - February 27, 2010

Our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Marie Schille has gone home to join our father Elmer. Marie Schille, 100 years old, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Country View Senior Center.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 pm on Friday, March 5, 2010 at Herring Funeral Home chapel. Private viewing only. A private inturnment will be Saturday, March 6, 2010, at 10am in the Catholic Section of Mountain View Cemetery. A memorial mass of Marie's life will be held at Assumption Church on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society through Herring Funeral Home.

Marie was born to George and Agnes Skiffington on January 9, 1910, in Vernon, British Columbia. Her family moved to Ellensburg, WA., in August of 1918, where she attended school. There she met Elmer Schille and they married on June 15, 1936.

She and Elmer moved to Walla Walla in November of 1944, where they raised their family of 13. She worked at Birds Eye Cannery and JC Penney, but her passion was her work at St. Vincent de Paul, where she enjoyed making quilts well into her 90's.

Marie was an active member of St. Patrick's Alter Society and a past Lady of the Elk's Club. Grandma was known for her cinnamon rolls, turkey noodles, potato salad and ginger cookies, which all of the family enjoyed.

Marie is survived by her 13 children who include 9 daughters, Lois and Harry Zaro, Sister Betty Schille, Frances Maccarone, Linda and Jerry Erdman, Genie and Scott Odem, Charleen and Dan Humbert, Paula and Ken Glenn, Joyce and Mark Boldman and Chris and Jerry Ferraro; 4 sons, Robert and Barbara Schille, Patrick and Paula Schille, Frank and Annie Schille and Gerard and Joan Schille; and 1 sister, Ruth Gilmore; 36 grandchildren; and countless great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Elmer; 8 brothers and sister; great-granddaughter, Jessica; and great-grandson Joseph.


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