Longtime educator has died

Sandra ClarkFarragut, Obits

It’s hard to guess how many lives Mickey Perry impacted, teaching at Rule High, West High and Knoxville Catholic High schools for a long career. She died on Dec. 3 at age 78. From her obituary:


“Mickey was born on August 28, 1943, in Washington, D.C. The only child of Frank and Betty Schitzler who were German immigrants that fled Nazi Germany. She was born three months premature, and a family friend said she looked like a little Mickey Mouse. That name stuck and Betty Anne was forever known as Mickey.”

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education at the University of Tennessee and spent 30 years as a teacher. Her Mass will be held at All Saints Catholic Church on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. Additional obituary information is here.

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