OSWEGO — Edith C. Schreppel, 86, of Oswego, passed away at 4:13 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. She had been in failing health, but her death was unexpected.
She was born to German emigrants Maximillian and Mary (Schenk) Pristernik on June 7, 1925, at Camp 13 in Yale. She graduated from Frontenac High School at age 16.
Edith ran away with Tony F. Schreppel to be married on Jan. 17, 1944, in Miami, Okla. From this union, seven children were born, all names beginning with the letter J. Edith and Tony moved to Oswego in 1965. She lived in the same home for 45 years.
She worked for Glen Berry Manufacturing in Oswego as a quality control inspector from 1964 until their closing.
Edith was a born again Christian of the Protestant faith.
She was an avid reader. Her favorite authors included Robin Cook and Stephen King
Edith was a faithful fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas Jayhawks and her love for the teams has been passed down to all members of the Schreppel family. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, which she continued to work on until her final months. Edith also enjoyed quilting and canning.
Surviving children are Joe Schreppel and his wife, Linda, of Oswego, Jim Schreppel and his wife, Annette, of Broken Arrow, Okla., Joyce Smith and her husband, Michael, of Peculiar, Mo., Jeff Schreppel and his wife, Lorna, of Oswego, Jay Schreppel and his wife, Sharon, of Oswego, Jennifer Meeks and her husband, Roger, of Oswego and Julee Riley and her husband, Skip, of Oswego. She is also survived by 29 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren (and another on the way); and two great-great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tony on Sept. 25, 1982; two brothers; and a great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Derfelt Funeral Home in Oswego.
A graveside celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Oswego Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest by her late husband, Tony.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Oswego Public Library.