Carolyn Schutte

Carolyn Schutte

Carolyn Schutte was born on September 19, 1954 in Edmond, Oklahoma, and was raised in Pampa, Texas.  She passed on June 7, 2024 after fighting a valiant battle to survive and recover as best she could from the severe brain injury she sustained in 2011.  Prior to that, she had loyally served her community in various roles as president of the local Chamber of Commerce, co-founding board member of the Good Samaritan Center, mayor, member of the city council, as well as participating in numerous charities. Considering public service to be a privilege as well as a duty, all reimbursements for such activities were donated to various charities.

She started out as an accountant for various businesses and served as the City of Excelsior Springs Finance Director until she opened her own firm, Mortimer Accounting Services.  After brief moves to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Red River, New Mexico, she returned to her beloved Excelsior Springs to become a successful stockbroker and financial advisor with Edward Jones, winning multiple awards and recognitions for her outstanding achievements.

With her typical determination and good humor, she was still smiling and playful to the very end.  She died peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones, including her faithful and loving caregivers.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dayton and Etta Wallace, and stepson, Charles “Chas” Schutte.

She is survived by her loving husband, James E. Schutte; son, Christopher Mortimer; sister, Brenda Wilkerson; niece, Mandie Wilkerson-McMahon and husband, Bo; and stepsons, David James ”DJ” Schutte and Patrick “Chase” Schutte.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests tax-deductible donations to the Carolyn Schutte Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership.  The scholarship is awarded annually to the Excelsior Springs High School graduating senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exhibits the leadership qualities Carolyn so famously embodied to all who knew her.  Check donations should be made out to Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, P.O. Box 505661, St. Louis, MO 63150-505661.  Importantly, put SCHU21 on the memo line.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, June 24, 2024 at Bross & Spidle Chapels, 217 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs.  Viewing will take place from 10:00 to II:30 A.M., with the funeral to follow at noon.

Our Sincere Condolences

Carolyn was more than a friend to me, she was a sister of the heart. She and I met taking college courses and immediately became close. She was a confidant, a mentor, and encourager. I miss her smile, her confidence and her go-getter attitude. I shall forever hold her influence in my life and the lives of my family as a rare treasure!
Lois Strate

Carolyn, we’re really going to miss you. I haven’t been able to find out information about for a long time. We met you when you were married to my husband’s brother. We will really miss you very much!!! All Our Love!!!
Ronnie, Linda Mortimer and family