Richard L. Schuster
March 24, 1933 ‒ June 27, 2018
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Richard L. Schuster, age 85, of Worthington, Ohio and formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born on March 24, 1933 in Tina, Missouri, the son of Benjamin and Hazel (Grieve) Schuster. Richard served as a Corporal in United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Richard earned his undergraduate in English Literature from Eastern Nazarene University and later earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Simmons College. Richard served as the Library Director for the Mount Vernon Nazarene University, retiring in 1998 after 30 years of employment.
He was a member of Gideons International, Association of Christian Libraries, Ohio Library Association and the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene.
Richard is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Jeff) Sammons of Worthington; a granddaughter, Sophia Kiselova and a sister, Jean Clark of Atchison, Kansas.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Clara S. Schuster, three brothers, Edwin Schuster, Sterling Schuster and Lester Schuster; three sisters, Reve Beavers, Norma Baird and Dollie Taylor.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, 16001 Glen Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family will observe a private burial in Green Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the Clara Shaw Schuster Endowed Scholarship (for students with disabilities) at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
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