Funeral services for Mildred McElwain Schooling, 100, Kansas City, Missouri, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City, MO. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Cameron Memory Gardens in Cameron, MO. She died on Friday evening, February 26, 2010 at the Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village.
She was born on July 27, 1909 in DeKalb County, Missouri, the daughter of Charles L. and Maude Lucas McElwain. She was a graduate of the University of Kansas with a teaching degree.
Mrs. Schooling was a retired school teacher and had taught 2nd grade at Barstow School in Kansas City for 17 years, before retiring in 1976. She earlier taught in the Kansas City School district and the Amity, Missouri school district. During World War II, she served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross.
She was a member of the Country Club Christian Church, the Christian Women’s Fellowship, and the United Methodist Women. She was formerly president of Circle #3 at the church as well as the Tri-C’s Sunday School Class, leader of the 50/50 Sunday school class and the sewing ministry. She was also a member of the GI Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood, the Spice Group, a former docent at Wornall House in Kansas City, MO, served for Cancer Action and for over 20 years, she was a volunteer at Kaleidoscope at Hallmark’s Crown Center.
She was married to James F. Schooling on August 1, 1941 in Tucson, AZ. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1977.
Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Schooling Sims Gillula and husband Jim, of Alexandria, VA, Linda Schooling Kekina and husband Mitchell, of Aiea, Hawaii. She is also survived by three grandchildren; Kelly Sims Gallagher, Colin J. Sims, Leimomi Dierks and three great grandchildren; Kekua Dierks, Theodore Gallagher and Estelle Gallagher.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in her name to the Country Club Christian Church or to Barstow School and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.