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Lutitia Schwemley

Tisha

Tuesday, August 4th, 1953 - Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Obituary

Lutitia Lee “Tisha” Schwemley, 67, of St. Augustine, passed from this life on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Community Hospice Bailey Center in St. Augustine following an extended illness. Born in Palatka to Albert and Vivian Whitaker, “Tisha” was a 1971 graduate of Palatka South High School. She had resided in Alaska for 40 years (Kodiak, Homer, Kenai and Eagle River, Alaska) before retiring to St. Augustine Shores a year ago. Tisha had Managed the furniture store located on the Coast Guard Support Center in Kodiak, Alaska. Many years ago, she had worked as a clerk at the Palatka Police Station. In her leisure time, she enjoyed beading and spending countless hours at the beach with the love of her life Mike. Tisha was a member of the St. Augustine Shores Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Whitaker and Vivian Colee Whitaker.
Tisha is survived by her husband of 42 years, Mike Schwemley of St. Augustine, her children, Laurie Beth DuPont of Federal Point, Jon Brett DuPont (L.J.) of Forest Grove, OR, Joshua Michael Schwemley of Anchorage, AK and Adam C. Schwemley of Wasilla, AK, her siblings, Howard Whitaker of Jackson, GA, Donna Tilton (Larry) of East Palatka, Jackie Tilton (Claude Allan) of San Mateo and Terry Mauldin (Mike) of San Mateo, 5 grandchildren, Aubrey Lee Thelin, Clay Michael Thelin (Kayla No), Alexis Dixon-Dell (Evan), Paige DuPont and Forrest Riley Schwemley and 3 great-grandchildren, Grayson Matthew Thelin, Olivia Grace Thelin, Bryleigh Jo Thelin and Grayson Matthew Thelin.
Private graveside services will be held at San Mateo Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Tisha’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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    Officiant
    Bishop Claude Allen Tilton
  • Interment

    Location
    San Mateo Cemetery
    Address
    141 San Mateo Rd.
    SAN MATEO, FL 32187
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Douglas McManus

Posted at 07:19pm
So sorry to hear the news. Tish was not just our neighbor, she was more like family. We are glad to have known her over the years. She was always so full of life. She loved you Mike, and I know how much she meant to you. We all will see her again, in time. The McManus family.
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Mary Thorsby

Posted at 02:41am
Mike and family, Ed and I are so sorry for your loss. Tish was such a loving person and will be missed very much. We would tease each other about missing our mailbox chats since you moved to Florida. She had a sweet smile and a big heart. Most of all she loved her family and was proud to show it with that smile.
She’s smiling on all now and watching.
God bless all of you🙏🧸
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David G Clarke

Posted at 12:58am
Adam and Forrest, we were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. David & Natalya Clarke
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Jim Cooper

Posted at 12:50am
Mike, I am so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. I have a good idea how you feel as I lost Cheri 3 years ago. I will always remember the sparkle in Tish's eyes and her smile, both were captivating. God Bless you Mike and your family. Jim Cooper
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Koreen Burrow

Posted at 09:55pm
So sorry to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers and with your family during this difficult time.
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