Lloyd R. Schneider, 88, of Coffeyville, Kansas, and former Russell resident, died on Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Windsor Place Nursing Center of Coffeyville, Kansas.
Lloyd was born on December 14, 1925, in Bazine, Kansas, the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Strecker) Schneider. He grew up and attended school in Paradise, Kansas. He joined the United States Army in 1942 and was discharged in 1946. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Marjorie (Hoopes) Schneider on June 07, 1953 in Paradise, Kansas. From this union Lloyd and Marjorie were blessed with seven children Alice, Henry, Martin, Beverly, Carlene Jo, Timothy, and Diane . The Schneider family made their home in Russell where Lloyd lived most of his life. He worked for U.S.D 407 Public Schools for over 20 years. He worked at both Russell High School and Bickerdyke Grade School before retiring in 1989. After he retired in 1989, he moved to Coffeyville, Kansas, where he lived for over 20 years. He was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell and was a longtime member of the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240. He enjoyed working at the school, remodeling their home, raising rabbits and he loved cleaning, washing and waxing his cars on the weekends. Most of all he enjoyed spending time at home with his family.
Surviving family include his daughter Alice Morris and husband Derrick of Coffeyville, son Henry Schneider of Salina, Kansas, son Martin Schneider of Russell, daughter Beverly Hartsook of Russell, son Timothy Schneider and wife Dawna of Thornton, Colorado and daughter Diane Bell and husband Tom of Emporia, Kansas; sisters Catherine Barnes of Dodge City, Kansas, Alda Weigle of Texas and Grace Michaelis of Russell; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marjorie on June 02, 1986; daughter Carlene “Jo”, October 1989; daughter-in-law, Shirley, July 2006; daughter-in-law Debra, April 2012; 5 brothers and 6 sisters.
A graveside service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Russell City Cemetery in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Earl Haggard officiating with burial following the service. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 11 P.M. on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the mortuary. Military honors will be presented by the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240. Memorials may be given to Windsor Place Nursing Home, Alzheimer Unit and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.