Mary Jean “Jeanne” Schurz, 73, Ferdinand

Mary Jean “Jeanne” Schurz, 73, of Ferdinand, died Friday, January 14. She was born June 18, 1948, to Otto and Mary Lou Fritz.

Jeanne was a graduate of Ferdinand High School and Sullivan Business College in Louisville. He worked as business administrator of Keller Hospital in Fayette, Missouri, business administrator of the YMCA resort at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, and as office manager at Rend Lake Conservancy District in Illinois. She was active at the Ferdinand YMCA, Kiwanis Club, and Salem Church. She enjoyed wineries, cooking, holiday celebrations, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gary Schurz; two daughters, Heather Kissling and husband Matthew and Taffita “Taffi” Jaso and husband Eric; two grandchildren, Keating and Lyra; and one brother, Gary Fritz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Mary Lou Fritz.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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