Mary Elizabeth Shultz Nightingale
Loving Mother & Dedicated Therapists
Mary Elizabeth Shultz Nightingale of Murray Hill, NJ, passed away at her home of nearly 56 years. She was 91 years of age. Mary was born May 30, 1924, in Lawrence, Kansas. The daughter of Waldo and Mildred Shultz, Mary grew up in Oskaloosa, Kansas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Kansas. She participated actively in Glee Club and her sorority Alpha Omicron Pi. She went on to receive her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota in 1950. Mary married E. Richard Nightingale, Jr., of Champaign, Illinois, March 25, 1951. Mary and Richard moved to New Jersey in 1960 with their two children Rick and Susan. Mary worked as an individual and family therapist for Family Service Association in Summit, NJ and late became Executive Director of the Agency until her retirement in 1995. Mary’s favorite hobbies were cooking, reading, playing bridge, singing and Kansas Jayhawk basketball. She was an avid traveler. She loved decorating and baking at Christmas. She was a champion Yahtzee player. Mary was active in her community. She participated in a variety of volunteer programs. She was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church in Summit and sang in the church choir. She supported Kent Place School and The Pingry School. Mary is survived by her brother, Billy Shultz (wife Helen); son, Dr. Rick Nightingale, daughter, Susan E. Seiler, (husband Charlie); grandsons Joseph W. Schumacher (wife Sarah Boeckmann); Peter K. Schumacher (partner Kyla Pellouchoud); Keenan R. Nightingale, and Connor D. Nightingale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St., Summit, NJ 07901 or the Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Ave., Summit, NJ 07901. The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Gloria Addo, Mary’s caregiver. Visitation will be held at Bradley Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ, on Saturday, May 14 from 4 to 7 pm. Services will be held at the Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St., Sunday, May 15 at 1 pm.