Penny Schutz, 53

Penny Kay Schutz, 53,  North Manchester, died at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at her home.

She was born Dec. 31, 1959 in Fort Wayne, to Harry T. and Barbara L. (Westafer) Mort. Penny married Mitchell D. Schutz in North Manchester, on July 1, 1978. She was involved in Tri Kappa Sorority since high school and attended First Brethren Church. A devoted and loving mother, wife, and friend, she always put others ahead of herself. Whatever was important to her family, she happily became an expert in the field, offering guidance and support. She emanated strength, and everything that Penny had a hand in was more beautiful because of her.

Penny is survived by her husband, Mitchell D. Schutz, North Manchester; daughter, Brogan Doran (Douglas Hayden) Schutz, South Bend; mother, Barbara L. Mort, Chesterton; and brother, Greg (Sandy) Mort, Raleigh, N.C. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry T. Mort and sister, Kathy Flory.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m., Monday, March 18, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation or Tri Kappa Sorority.

The memorial guestbook for Penny may be signed online at

Posted on 2013 Mar 15