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Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn (Goebel) Schluens, 76, of the Millheim 
Community, were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 from the Schmidt 
Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with Pastor Ann Ward officiating, 
assisted by Pastor Willie Rotter.  Interment was in the Millheim 
Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Charles Kising (?), Randall Tipp, Alan 
Hillboldt, Ron Fitch, Ricky Kloss and Jeff Kloss.  Mrs. Schluens died 
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1992 at her home at the age of 76 years, two months 
and 19 days.  She was born Nov. 30, 1915 in Millheim, the daughter of 
Julius and Antonie (Suhr) Goebel.  She attended the Millheim Public 
School. She loved music and as a young woman, she enjoyed playing the 
piano and singing with the Herrings (?) Orchestra.  On Nov. 18, 1935, 
she married Fred Schluens in Millheim in the house where she was born.  
Mrs. Schluens lived her entire lifetime in Millheim.  When her children 
were schoolaged, she was an active member and past president of the 
local and tri-county PTA.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church 
in Bellville, the Millheim Harmonie Hall Women's Auxiliary, the Sons of 
Hermann, and a member and former secretary of the Millheim Cemetery 
Association.  Survivors include:  Husband, Fred Schluens of Millheim; 
children, Fay and Shannon D. Johnson of Bellville, Nila Kay and Lloyd 
Klaus of Cat Spring, Lola Ann and Dennis Landua of Bellville and Karen 
Sue and Bob McGill of Carlsbad, N.M.; grandchildren, Ted and India 
Higginbotham, Mary Beth Higginbotham, Beverly Donnell, Roy Klaus, Ryan 
Klaus, Paul Landua, John Landua, Matt McGill and Clay McGill; 
great-grandchildren, Sean and Megan Higginbotham and Michael and Kimmie 
Donnell; and many other friends and relatives.  She was preceded in 
death by her parents and one sister.  In lieu of the usual remembrances, 
friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Rheumatoid Arthritis 
Foundation or to St. John Lutheran Church of Bellville.  (Published 
Bellville Times.)
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