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Emma Curtis

March 26, 1943 — August 1, 2021

Emma Elizabeth (Shane) Curtis, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home on August 1, 2021, surrounded by her family. Liz was born to John Wise Shane and Anne Louise (Settlemeyer) Shane on March 26, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Sabinal High School in 1961, attended Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, then graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1967. While attending SWTSU in San Marcos, she met the love of her life, James Hugh Curtis. They married on June 11, 1966, in Sabinal. They enjoyed 52 years together until James went to be with the Lord in October 2018. Liz was multi-talented. She was a teacher, teaching “earth science” at Randolph School for many years. She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and sang with the SWTJC choir and her church choir, First Baptist Church of Schertz. We’re sure she’ll find a spot in the Heavenly choir – soprano, alto or tenor, she’d sung all three. She was a “piddler” with plants, she loved to watch them grow, flower, and go to seed. If you complimented them, you were likely to go home with a variety to transplant. She recently picked up crocheting hooks, made an afghan and had planned to do a couple more. She is preceded in death by her husband, James; parents, and brother, John Warren Shane. Liz is survived by her sister, Martha Taylor of Uvalde; nephew, Cody Taylor, and wife Jessica of Knippa; niece, Debra Shane of San Antonio; great nephew, Jayden Taylor; great nieces, Lauren, and Emma Shane Underwood; her closest friends, Scott, Terri, Terence, Pat; numerous cousins; and her furry companion, Addie Mae.


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First Baptist Church of Schertz
  • 600 Aero Ave
    Schertz, Texas 78154
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