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Iris Schuster

February 6, 1934 — June 10, 2023

Overland Park, Kansas

Iris Schuster

Iris Lucille Hendrick Schuster, age 89, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away June 10, 2023, in  Merriam, Kansas. She was born February 6, 1934, to Brooksie and Anna Daniel Hendrick in Post  Oak, Missouri. 

At the age of 9, Iris gave her life to God and never strayed from that path. She graduated from  Ballard High School, Ballard, Missouri in 1952. After graduation she got a job at Farmland  Industries in Kansas City and later attended Kansas City Business College in Kansas City,  Missouri. 

On a Sunday morning in 1958, Iris met Eldo Schuster at Sunday School. He was an Airman from  Oklahoma who was stationed at the Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base near Grandview, Missouri.  They later married October 7, 1961 at the First Baptist Church in Belton, Missouri, and lived in  Midwest City, Oklahoma, for a few months before moving to Independence, Missouri. 

Iris and Eldo taught Sunday School for many years and were always active in their church. They  attended the Evangelistic Center Bible School and served on the mission field in Central America  from 1969 through 1973. They first taught in a small Bible School in Costa Rica and later did  Open-Air Campaigns in Nicaragua.  

After returning home, they purchased the Country Club TV business in Brookside of Kansas City,  Missouri. They owned and operated this business for 17 years before selling it and later owning  and operating Home Town Electronics TV in Olathe, Kansas. They retired four years later. 

Iris loved to garden, scrapbook, and do other crafts which she would teach her nieces when they  stayed with her in the summer. Family was very important to her and would host the family  dinners after her mom passed away. Iris was very close to her siblings and would call them  every week. She loved meeting them and their spouses for lunch to celebrate each of their  birthdays throughout the year. She and Eldo enjoyed travelling and often made trips to  Branson, Missouri.

Iris loved to teach God’s Word and held a lady’s Bible class in her home for 15 years. She also  taught at the Women’s Prison in Lansing, Kansas, for five years. She loved God, family and  friends. She was a very kind, loving lady who always had a smile and showed compassion to  everyone she met.  

Iris was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Bill Hendrick and Scottie Hendrick; her  sister, Etta Sue Fairman; her sisters-in-law, Ginny Hendrick, Linda Hendrick and LeRoyce Schuster  Balazik; her brothers-in-law, Melvin Fairman and Monte Schuster.  

She is survived by her husband, Eldo Schuster of 61 years; a brother Don Hendrick and wife  Ferne of Peculiar, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Mary Beth Schuster of Midwest City, Oklahoma;  nephews, Jimmie Hendrick of Ballard, Missouri, Alan Fairman and wife Linda of Urich, Missouri, Darryl Fairman and wife Michele of Peculiar, Missouri, Lee Schuster and wife Elisa of Texas, Kevin  Balazik and wife of Texas, and Nick Balazik of Texas; nieces, Teresa Loehr-Sebert and husband Kit  of Peculiar, Missouri, Susan Wainscott and husband Chuck of Raymore, Missouri, Lisa Smith and  husband Bret of Acampo, California, Krezden Wilson of Texas, LeRoyce Warner and husband  Steve of Texas, Tamara Dickey and husband Terry of Texas; 29 great nieces and nephews and 39 great-great nieces and nephews. Iris had an abundance of love for each one of ‘her kids’. She  touched many lives and will live in their hearts forever. 

Celebration of Life Service will be Sat., Aug. 19, 2023 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Peculiar, Missouri.  Burial following at Urich Cemetery, Urich, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society and sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, PO Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701. 

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Past Services

Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church-Peculiar

216 E Broadway St, Peculiar, MO 64078

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