Ellen Marie Schultz, 86, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Universal Healthcare/North Raleigh. She was born in Warren County, Penn., the daughter of the late Elmer Cyril Smith and the late Fredericka Ziegler Smith. Ellen graduated from Academy High School in Erie, Penn. In 1962 she moved with her family to Winston-Salem. She was married to the late Harry D. Schultz for 63 years. An active member of Parkway United Church of Christ, Mrs. Schultz was employed by Watkins Bookstore, and later by Hinkle’s Office Supply Store.
Mrs. Schultz is survived by her children, Jeff Schultz and wife, Nancy, of Wake Forest; Mark Schultz and wife, Joan, of King; Laurie Schultz, of Julian; and Betsy Schultz Spetich and husband, Martin, of Hot Springs, Ark.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Sidell and husband, Matt, of Wilmington, N.C.; Catherine Schultz, of Nashville, Tenn., and Robert Schultz, of King; seven sisters, Ruth Schmidt, Peggy Martin, Lorre Rapp, Remle Smith, Julie Celeski, Erma Rhodes and Kathy Koziol; and two brothers, John and Elmer Smith. She was also preceded in death by her son, Harry D. “Rusty” Schultz II, and sister, Milly Bretl.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Parkway United Church of Christ, with the Reverend Craig Schaub officiating. There will be a reception in the fellowship hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkway UCC, 2151 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103, or to your local Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at brightfunerals.com.
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