Margaret ‘Toots’ Schriner
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Margaret “Toots” (Heumphreus) Schriner was born at 12 Mile Ranch, Custer, S.D., Nov. 3, 1924, to Ford and Helen (Corcoran) Heumphreus. She was raised on the ranch and went to a rural school for her elementary grades.
Her junior high years were spent in Rapid City, S.D., and her high schools years in Custer, from where she graduated in 1941.
Toots got her degree in education from Spearfish (S.D.) Normal and taught in country schools, Pleasant Valley, Dewey and McClelland (S.D.). She taught the remainder of her 39 year teaching career in Custer Public Schools. She retired in 1983, but continued as a substitute teacher for the next 13 years.
Toots was married to Ed Schriner in 1947 at 12 Mile Ranch and they ranched for many years in Pleasant Valley. She loved 12 Mile Ranch and strove to maintain its history and integrity. She was a true pioneer woman. She was known as a welcoming and hospitable neighbor and enjoyed telling the history of 12 Mile Ranch to many visitors.
Toots was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Pleasant Valley Club and the 1881 Custer County Courthouse Museum Committee.
Toots died Nov. 8, 2013, at Custer Regional Hospital.â��She was 89.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Pat Richtman; her aunt and uncles; and her husband, Ed.
Toots is survived by two nieces, Linda Boner of Rapid City and Susan Barnes of Custer; as well as several great-nieces, nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews; cousins, Joe and Mary Heumphreus and Clare Hancock; and a multitude of friends, especially Nancy, Larry, Teresa, Frances, Margaret and Charlene.
Funeral services are Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at Custer Community Church in Custer, with Pastor Bill Comfort officiating. Interment will follow at Custer Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to benefit the 1881 Custer County Courthouse Museum.
Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
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