Deborah Ann (Sipes) Schneider, 49, of Russell, Kansas, died on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at her home in Russell.
Deborah was born on August 10, 1962, in Hays, Kansas, the daughter of Robert and Rose Ann (Werth) Sipes. She lived in many different areas across the nation while growing up and spent the last few years of her childhood in Ellis, Kansas. She graduated from Ellis High School in 1982 and also attended Barton County Community College and Ft. Hays State University. She was married to Martin Schneider on June 6, 1991 in Gorham, Kansas. She formerly worked in the food service industry, was a licensed CNA and worked for Travenol. She was a member of St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell, Rosary and Ladies Quilting Clubs and the American Legion of Russell. She enjoyed needlework, embroidering and quilting. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband Martin Schneider of Russell, her mother Rose Ann Sipes of Ellis, Kansas; father Robert Sipes of Dallas, Texas; Sister Beverly Gunther of Sachse, Texas; and grandfather Ivan Sipes of Monticello, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Gus and Dorothy Werth, grandmother Annie Sipes; brother Michael G. Sipes and infant daughter Alicia Marie Schneider.
A celebration of the funeral mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, April 9, 2012, at the St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell, with father Charles Steier officiating. Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery. The rosary will be conducted before the service at 10:00 A.M. at the church. Viewing will take place before the service at the church. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.