After more than 3 years of dealing with cancer, we lost one of our best friends on May 17. Sheila was one of Linda’s closest friends and fellow Girl Scout leader. More than anything, she was truly an angel on earth. Her witness of love, faith, and courage was amazing.
At the funeral today, it was noted that she did not battle cancer; she merely dealt with it – head on. She spent her last days caring for and comforting those that were trying to comfort and care for her. Friends signed up for 6-hour shifts to stay with her around the clock – nurses that met her from the hospital signed up for these shifts. This speaks volumes to the kind of person Sheila was and what wishes meant to the people that came to know her.
The service was beautiful and filled with music written by her brother-in-law, Mark Schultz. Tears flowed, smiles broke, and hugs were aplenty.
Sheila, we will miss you. But we know that you are in heaven awaiting our arrival. We love you.
The following was posted by Linda today on Facebook just prior to the funeral:
From the official obituary:
Sheila K. Schultz, 44, Lenexa, KS, passed away May 17, 2013. Mrs. Schultz was born September 3, 1968, in Seneca, KS. Sheila was a graduate of Sterling College. She was a mother first, a Bible School Teacher, Book Club leader and Girl Scout leader. Her favorite athletic team was whatever team her children were playing on. Additionally, she was a K-State fan and enjoyed watching the Royals. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Porting, mother, Florence Bernhardt Porting, and step-mother, Wanda Peschel Porting. Sheila leaves a legacy of love for her husband of 23 years, Brad and her loving children, Braden William, and Paige Kathleen (both of the home).