Demetra Louise Shultz

Monday, March 20, 2017

Demetra Louise Shultz, 95, of Rector, Ark., passed from the cares of this life on Monday March 20, 2017, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, Paragould, Ark. She was born on September 24, 1921, in Paragould, to the late Lawrence and Nell (Ball) Elsass.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and being involved in Rector community functions. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, of Rector, where she served faithfully.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her loving husband, Clovis Ray Shultz.

Demetra is survived by her loving children, Terry Shultz of Rector and Douglas, and wife Marilyn Shultz, of Springdale; one brother, Bill Elsass of Fayetteville; along with a host of other special relatives and loving friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday March 21, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday March 22, at the Rector First United Methodist Church, with Bro. Mace Straubel officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

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