Ellen Wilson Schuermann | Obituaries
Ellen Belle Drechsler Wilson Schuermann
January 25, 1930 –
October 4, 2021
Ellen Belle Schuermann, 91, Enid, a longtime former resident of Pond Creek, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Enid’s Greenbrier Nursing Home where she had been residing for the past few years.
She was born on January 25, 1930, in Enid, daughter of August and Lela Gladys (Hunt) Drechsler. Ellen was raised on the family farm five miles east of Cleo Springs in northwest Oklahoma. She attended a nearby rural school in her early years of elementary school, then attended Cleo Springs School where she graduated from high school in 1947.
She attended the Nursing School at Enid General Hospital, obtaining her certification and becoming a registered nurse.
Ellen and Eugene Orville Wilson of Pond Creek were married on December 31, 1950, at an aunt’s house in Enid, and they established their permanent home in Pond Creek where Gene owned and operated a photography studio, and where Ellen was employed as a nurse for Dr. Robinson in his clinic. She worked as a nurse in the 1950s and 1960s.
Ellen grew up attending the Christian Church in Cleo Springs and in Pond Creek, she was a very active member and worker of The United Methodist Church, where she was also an active member of the Methodist Women’s Fellowship for many years. . Ellen was also a member of the Pond Creek Mom’s Club.
Her husband, Gene, predeceased her in 1998. She married Roy Schuermann, also a longtime resident of Pond Creek, in 2008, and they continued to reside there. He preceded her in death.
Her parents also predeceased her; brother, Donald “Don” Drechsler; sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Bernard Mena; brother-in-law, Charles Wilson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Maxine and Dale Peier; sister-in-law, Helen Drechsler; son-in-law, Lieutenant-Colonel Francis McGovern; and grandson, George Richardson.
The survivors are two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen E. McGovern, Lake Ridge, Virginia, and Paula J. and Don E. Sporleder, Davenport, Oklahoma; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gene and Dodie Drechsler, Altus, Bob and Iretta Drechsler, Wichita; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr Keith Wilson and Mary Ann Wilson, Enid; one sister-in-law, Mary Wilson, Pond Creek; one grandson, Adam Sporleder, Davenport; three granddaughters, Turia Richardson, Davenport, Sandra McGovern, Georgetown, Texas, and Laurel McGovern, New York; four great-grandchildren, Diante Carter, Austin, Texas, Logan Richardson, Davenport, Joshua Sporleder and Morgan Sporleder, Davenport; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
There will be a visitation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek, OK. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Pond Creek United Methodist Church, with Reverend Wendie Jencks-Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Pond Creek Cemetery.
Memorials can be made at The United Methodist Church, Pond Creek Fire and Fire Association, or Pond Creek Cemetery Association. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek, OK.
Published on October 9, 2021