- September 21, 1921 - March 13, 2017
- Charleston, South Carolina
of Edith's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
St. Johannes Lutheran Church
48 Hasell Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel
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“I am sorry I did not get to attend the funeral. The last time I saw Aunt Libby was when Warren (my father died) Condolences to all the family. She...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: A friend
“Sorry I was not able to attend service for Libby. I have many fond memories of times we spent together at Elk functions and playing cards. She was...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Marleen Alexander - Charleston, SC
“so sorry for your lose
4 of 13 | Posted by: elvie frasure - mcdowell, KY
“Mrs Edith was beautiful person and great neighbor to us. She. Will be sadly missed. Matthew and Lillian Rivers.
5 of 13 | Posted by: Matthew andLillian - Charleston
“When I think of Libby, I think of her kind spirit, her love of life and family, especially her precious Herman. I was in my late twenties and my...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - SC
“So many happy memories of our years together at St. Barnabas. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
7 of 13 | Posted by: Georgeanna Kicklighter - SC
“Love and hugs to all of the Schwackes.I friend of mine shared this poem with me when my mom passed away. It gave me great peace and I hope it will...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: A friend
“My Mom and Dad chose Aunt Libby as my Godmother. She is truly everyone's Godmother. How lucky we all are to have a loving and beautiful lady in our...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Kahrs - Atlanta, GA
“My sincere condolences to each of you at this very difficult time.Libby will be greatly missed.Love,Adeline Jager Ferdon
10 of 13 | Posted by: Adeline Jager-Ferdon - SC
“Buddy, So sorry to hear of Mothers passing. She did have a wonderful life and your memories will keep her always close to you. You and your family...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Tillman - Charleston, SC
“Jim and I are sorry for your loss. Libby is now in a better place and meeting her love and friends. Our prayers are with you all. K
12 of 13 | Posted by: Joye Wall - Charleston, SC
“You will be missed, always with me.
13 of 13 | Posted by: Augustus Schwacke III - SC - Son
Edith "Libby" Kahrs Schwacke , 95, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Augustus H. Schwacke, Jr., entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 13, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends in Stuhr's Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens
Libby was born September 21, 1921 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late John Kahrs and Clara Warren Kahrs. She was a past President and charter member of D.O.E.S (BPOE). Libby was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and friend. Libby married the love of her life, Herman in June of 1942 in Charleston and they had 45 wonderful years together until his passing in 1987.
She is survived by her three sons, A.H. Schwacke, III, (Pamela) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Richard Schwacke (Shelley) of Charleston, SC, and Edward Warren Schwacke (Margie) of Forrest City, AR; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, James Henry Schwacke.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Johannes Lutheran Church, 48 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
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