Columnist Elizabeth Schuett dies at 73

Columnist Elizabeth Schuett dies at 73

There are 8 comments on the News-Messenger story from Jul 17, 2007, titled Columnist Elizabeth Schuett dies at 73. In it, News-Messenger reports that:

FREMONT -- After eight years of writing for The News-Messenger about a variety of issues from trends, politics and world happenings from a small town point of view to stories of family, neighbors and cats, ...

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Carol Norris

Lebanon, TN

#1 Jul 21, 2007
Our eastern Tennessee city's newspaper has carried Elizabeth's column every Saturday for several years. I always enjoyed her column, whether its topic was her cats or family or friends or politics. She was a wonderfully talented writer and I will miss her column very much.
Her death came as quite a shock and much too early (I'm 63, so 73 is still "young" to me.) I feel as if I have lost a friend.
Jim Johnson

Franklin, TN

#2 Jul 23, 2007
I have thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Schuett's columns, especially when she wrote about her English classroom experiences and her cats. I will sure miss her column every Saturday, and I hope someone will adopt her kitties and love them like I know she did.
Fred Odom Lumberton Tx

United States

#3 Sep 22, 2007
I was fortunate enough to trade several e-mails with Elizabeth about her columns, her cats, her past life, many things. I didn't know about her death, but,having missed her columns and e-mails, I decided to inquire. It's a sad event, to be sure. Can someone send me some details of her death? I would very much appreciate it, a news report, obit, anything you can send. My e-mail is: [email protected] I hope it will get through my spam screen. Thanks so much. Fred
Kay Morr

Dublin, OH

#4 Mar 13, 2008
When I found out 2 days ago about E. S. dying I was surprised to find tears coming to the surface (I do not cry easily). My work day went on but tucked under the surface was this incredible feeling of sadness. The feeling still lingers. I feel like I lost a friend and also wish I had emailed her over the years to tell her how much I enjoyed her column and that is no longer a possibility now.

I am 66 years old and never wrote to a newspaper before! I don't write letters to editors either or campaign on corners. But I am sure I am one of many people that were so warmly touched by Elizabeth Schuett's columns and want to convey my condolences.
Radha Nair

Tirupati, India

#5 May 3, 2008
Dear Terry,
Only yesterday I just happened to read one of Elizabeth's pieces, dt: June 1, 2005, enjoyed it so much , that I dashed off a letter to her, little realizing that she was no more, until the mail bounced back. I am enclosing the letter that I sent to her
I feel very , very sad. Could I have her son's e-mail address, or would you be kind enough to forward the mail which I enclose below, to her son?
I just cannot believe it. I would much apprecaite if you would be kind enough to respond to my mail. May the angels take care of her lovely soul.
Thank you,
Radha Nair.

Dear Elizabeth,
Subject: Thank you for being there!

One fine day while in 1997, I was in th UAE , I came upon a column written by you which appeared in the Gulf News. I loved it, and ever since had never missed any of your subsequent columns which were published in The GN till I left the UAE in 2006.

While in the UAE, I had the pleasure of writing to you, and the privilege of receiving off and on e-mails from you in reply. I felt so happy when you sent me a picture of your grand- daughter ,Hannah.

In fact , after relocating to India , a very painful transition, I kept reading your columns online, and they definitely uplifted me in many ways.Benny and Smuts became part of my family.

And so also now. I lost my Ma, a month back. I never knew I would miss her so much , until she went away. The tears would not stop flowing, and I sort of drifted from one day to another. Until yesterday, when I came upon your feature,Watch Cats on Duty/June 01/2005.

Thank you so much for that lovely piece.It made me laugh after such a long time. Life has once again become bearable. Here's praying that there will be many more years ahead of enjoying stories written by you, as only you magically know how.
Nikki Wolfe

Elyria, OH

#6 May 11, 2008
I was fortunate enough to be a student of this wonderful, spunky lady when she taught High School English. I, too, was shocked by her death. When I would come home to our town, I would visit and catch up with her always. She will be greatly missed, as will her advice and easy laughter. I only wish you all knew her as I did.
Radha Nair

Jabalpur, India

#7 May 17, 2008
Could I have Nikki Wolfe's e-mail ID
Radha Nair
Kevin Martin

Ashfield, Australia

#8 Dec 16, 2013
I have just learned with great dismay of the passing of Elizabeth. I enjoyed reading her Off the Cuff columns printed in the Gulf News Dubai when I lived there, and worked with the same newspaper. She had a wonderful talent for recounting an incident and leaving the reader either uplifted or with a smile on the face. She has influenced my own writing. I'd love to have had the opportunity to meet her and say hello. Rest in peace, Elizabeth and my condolences to the family she left behind.

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