Edmund John Schuster, 84, of Point Enterprise passed away in his home on November 9, 2019. Edmund was born October 24, 1935, in Teague, Texas, to Michael and Anna Schaffer Schuster. He graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1953, and went on to Sam Houston Teacher College where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree. Edmund married Roxie Ann Boles on June 6, 1959, in Teague; they celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage and were blessed with three children, Michael, Anna Marie and John Paul.
Edmund was a longtime respected and admired school teacher having taught chemistry, math and physics for thirty years. He also coached girls' volleyball, Jr. High football and was an active supporter of the Ag program. He was always setting a good example as a hard worker in and out of the classroom. In addition to his teaching career, he and his family owned and operated a roadside fruit stand on Highway 84 for 23 years; he had a large vegetable garden, peach and pecan orchards, and raised cattle.
Church, community involvement and volunteer work were extremely important to Edmund. A lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, he taught catechism, served on the parish council and received the Lumen Gentium Award, a prestigious life-long service award from the Bishop of the Austin Diocese. Community and volunteer endeavors included the Limestone County Farm Bureau, where he served as president and on many committees at both the county and state levels. He received the Farm Bureau Pioneer award in 2008. Additional organizations benefiting from his involvement were Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, Retired Teachers Association, Pt. Enterprise Water Supply Corp. and the Knights of Columbus, where he once served as the Grand Knight. When time allowed, Edmund also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anna Schuster; brothers, Michael F. and Joseph L. Schuster; and sister, Mary Anna Minchew.
Edmund is survived by his wife, Roxie Ann Schuster; children, Michael Dale Schuster and wife, Lori of Midlothian, Anna Marie Schuster Kantor and husband, Ted of Mexia and John Paul Schuster and wife, Donna of Brackettville; grandchildren, Stefani Carney and husband, Joe, Emily Burkhart, Ashton Kantor, Zane Kantor, Shelby Schuster, Tyler Schuster and Stetson Schuster; great grandchildren, Madison and Mason Tackett, Camille and Colten Carney, and Wyatt Burkhart; sister, Helen Matthews; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Benjie Magnaye officiating. Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery. Anthony Schuster, Emmett Schuster, Christopher Schuster, David Schuster, Stanley Schuster, Kent Schuster, Raymond Minchew, Steven Minchew, Michael Matthews and Warren Matthews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus, Nick Nichols, Benny Lucas, Danny Wright and Larry Haynes.
Visitation with the family will be 5:30-7:00 p.m., Tuesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Mexia Academic Awards, P. O. Box 534, Mexia, TX 76667 or St. Mary's Catholic Church, 607 N. Bonham, Mexia, TX 76667.
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:00am
St. Mary's Catholic Church
607 N. Bonham MEXIA, TX 76667