Estalene Schultz, 86, of Henrietta, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Henrietta with Rev. Chris Dowd, pastor, officiating. Entombment was at 2 p.m. in the Crestview Memorial Park Mausoleum in Wichita Falls, with Rev. Linda Marcum of Beverly Drive United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.
Mrs. Schultz was born Dec. 2, 1924 in Lincoln, Ill., to Harriet and W.C. Lloyd. She graduated from North Texas University in 1946 with a major in music. She was also a member of the Mu Phi Green Jackets (college service sorority). She was a School Teacher for 33 years, 29 of those years were in Henrietta. Mrs. Schultz was a choir director and an organist for 26 years at the First United Methodist Church in Henrietta, as well as the organist for the Episcopal Church in Henrietta for 10 years. She played obo for 15 years in the Wichita Falls Symphony. She was a member of many organizations including Junior Delphians, Retired Teachers Association, and Red Hats. She served in the North Texas area as a Silver Haired Legislator for three terms. She married Bill Schultz in 1964. They moved to Wichita Falls in 2007 and became members of the Beverly Drive United Methodist Church. She was as a caring teacher who helped students enjoy music in their life whether they were in her class or privately tutored.
Mrs. Schultz was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Celestine, son Byron Newby, step-son Wilburn Schultz, and first husband John Newby.
Survivors include her husband, W.W.” Bill” Schultz of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Lindal Sanders and husband Randy of Rockwall, and Glenda Smith of Mesquite; two sons, James Newby and wife Tammie of Wichita Falls, and Joe Newby of Lake Arrowhead; one step-son Herman Schultz and wife Connie of Denver, Colo.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Henrietta, Texas, P.O. Box 63, Henrietta, Texas 76365; and Hospice of Wichita Falls at P.O. Box 4804 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308; and The Boys Scouts of America Troop #91, care of Joe Bill Brock, 12289 Hwy 148 N.,
Henrietta, Texas 76365.