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Alice Allen Schuermann, 89, of Perry, Oklahoma, was born Mida Alice Allen, the daughter of Ronald S. and Mida Spradling Allen. She was born on September 6, 1925 at Allen Acres, the family dairy farm in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. She died Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Alice was a 1944 graduate of Okay High School in Wagoner County and was valedictorian of her class. She attended Oklahoma AM College from 1944 to 1948, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics with Preschool Education certification. While in school, Alice held leadership positions in several organizations, including Aggiettes and the Grand Council of Womens Dormitories. In 1947, Alice was elected Engineering Queen and met her future husband, Kenneth Wayne Schuermann. They were married September 11, 1948 at St. James Episcopal Church in Wagoner, Oklahoma. Upon completing her degree, Alice taught at the Preschool Laboratory at Oklahoma AM while Ken completed his schooling.
Alice and Ken moved to Enid, Oklahoma where Ken took his first engineering position. Alice was baptized in the First United Methodist Church in 1952. She loved community service and held leadership positions in numerous organizations including Christian Homemakers, Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers Auxiliary, and Young Wives of the YMCA.
In 1961, Alice and Ken moved their family to Perry, Oklahoma when Ken took a position as design engineer at Charles Machine Works. Alice quickly became involved in the community. She joined the Ladies Tuesday Afternoon Club in January 1963. She held several offices in the organization, including two terms as president. Alice was active in the First United Methodist Church of Perry for over 50 years. She taught Sunday School classes for many years, including childrens and adult classes. Her most recent commitment was to the Nautile Class, a class for adult women, which she taught for 27 years. Alice served as communion steward for over 20 years and was a devoted member of a weekly prayer group for over 20 years.
Alice was instrumental in starting the Bethel Bible Study series at the church. She taught this bible series for five years. She also served as chairman of the Church History Committee and chairman of the Centennial Celebration of the church in 1993.
Alice enjoyed seeing new places and learning more about her world. She was wellread and knowledgeable on topics of history and politics. She traveled to many countries with her husband and friends. She was a member of Town Hall in OKC and the Big Band Dance Club in Enid. Alice and her husband blessed their family with enduring family traditions, including annual summer trips to Table Rock Lake in Missouri and Perry Christmas.
Memorials may be made to the Ladies Tuesday Afternoon Club Education Scholarship Fund in care of BrownDugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077.
Alice is survived by two sons, Stan Schuermann and his wife, Cheryl, Rodger Schuermann and his wife, Sharon, both of Norman, Oklahoma six grandsons, David Schuermann and his wife Emily, Matthew Schuermann and his wife Tana, Daniel Schuermann and his wife Marcy, Zachary Schuermann, all of Norman, Andrew Schuermann and his wife Leslie of Perry, Oklahoma, and Lucas Schuermann of New York City, NY twelve greatgrandchildren two sisters, Lorna Wiggins of Walnut Creek, California and Marion Ward of Lexington, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ronald S. and Mida Allen her husband, Kenneth Schuermann two brothers, Ronald S. Allen, Jr., Charles N. Allen three sisters, Elizabeth Ward, Mary Jo Pernia, Barbara Briley.
Memorial services will be 11am, Friday, November 7, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Perry, Oklahoma with Reverend Michael Strange officiating. The family will continue to celebrate Alices life with a reception in the fellowship hall immediately following the service. Services are under the care of BrownDugger Funeral Home in Perry. Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guest book at www.brownduggerfuneralhome.com.
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