Mary Agnes (Otter) Schamberger

Mary Agnes (Otter) Schamberger, 92, died, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 at the Sheridan County Long Term Care surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in New Almelo on June 21, 1928 to Albert and Sophia (Bruggeman) Otter. Mary grew up on the farm with her eight siblings and attended New Almelo School through eighth grade. 

She married Michael “Mike” Schamberger Sept. 14, 1954 in New Almelo. 

They made their first home northeast of Hoxie, and in 1957, a neighbor came and asked Mike and Mary if they would like to buy his farm. They bought the farm where they raised their family of six children and farmed until moving to the town of Hoxie.

She was a homemaker caring for her family. 

Mary is survived by sons Ray, Ron, John and Gerry all of Hoxie; daughters, Jeanne Shipley of Hoxie and Joan Schippers of Hays; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, 10:30 a.m., at the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Hoxie, Kansas. Interment will take place following the service in the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the Vigil and Rosary Service starting at 7 p.m. all at the Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie, Kansas. Family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Sheridan County Health Complex LTC or St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, PO Box 987, Hoxie, Kansas 67740. The service will be livestreamed. Please go to the mickeyleopoldfuneral.com webpage for the link. Words of condolence and comfort for the family may be left on the webpage.

Posted online on February 10, 2021