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Shugart, Edith May
Edith May Shugart, 90, of Abingdon, died at 9:47 pm Thursday, December 30, 2010 at her home.

She was born on May 5, 1920 in Blandinsville, Ill., the daughter of Vernon Graham and Mary Belle (Lober) Stout. She married Ray Wilson Shugart on February 22, 1941 in Edina, Missouri. He preceded her in death in 1962. She later married Frank McClure.

Edith is survived by one son, Rich Shugart of Abingdon; two daughters, Judith Ann (and Frank) Lambiaso and Elaine Swigart all of Abingdon; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Stout of Olney, Ill.; one sister, Hazel Harden of Galesburg. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, whom she loved very much and who were very devoted to her.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Maurice Ray Shugart, an adult son, Jerry Lynn Shugart, two grandsons, Damon Reid Shugart and Erich Ehren Swigart and one brother, Vernon Graham Stout, Jr.

She graduated from Blandinsville High School in 1938 and later from Western State Teachers College in Macomb. She taught at Indian Point School in 1947. She later worked in the Abingdon Pottery office, at the Abingdon Argus newspaper and the Abingdon Lumber Yard. She was a member of the Abingdon Christian Church. She was a founding member of the Abingdon Historical Society, was a Red Cross Volunteer and was an avid gardener and bird lover.

She most enjoyed volunteering at the Abingdon Middle School for 14 years and became known as "Grandma Shugart" to generations of Abingdon school children. She retired in 2001 at the age of 81.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Abingdon Christian Church. Rev. Darryl McDaniel and Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will be at 2:00 pm Monday at the Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Abingdon Historical Society or the Abingdon Christian Church Kitchen Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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