Joan Gertrude Schnieders, 80, of Wardsville, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2023, at her residence surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born April 26, 1943, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the daughter of Frank Joseph and Rose Hubertina (Otto) Struemph.
Joan was a 1961 graduate of Fatima High School in Westphalia.
She was united in marriage by Rev. Bernard Groner on July 6, 1963, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Freeburg, Missouri, to Thomas John Schnieders who preceded her in death on November 18, 2021.
Joan worked for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Department of Mental Health, Division of Employment Security, and Blair Oaks School District.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, Sodality of Our Lady, and participated with Perpetual Adoration.
Joan enjoyed reading, playing board games, word search books, traveling to US State Capitols buildings, watching the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals, and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include five children, Rhonda (Michael) Haes, Clark; Michael Schnieders, Meta; Bonnie Schnieders, Wardsville; Michelle Kelly, Wardsville; and Roxanne (Samuel) Braun, Osage Bend; a son-in-law, Kevin Grawe; twelve grandchildren, Jonathon (Amanda) Haes, Leah Haes, Ryan (Alyssa) Haes, Ashley Hughes, Elizabeth Hughes, Lauren Schnieders, Madison Moore, Quinn Kelly, Dylan Grawe, Tristan Grawe, Isabel Grawe, and Bailey Braun; five great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Gabriel, Mary, Michael, and Brian; four siblings, Arline Lueckenotto, Jefferson City; Judy (William) Heckman, Koeltztown; Sylvia (Forrest) Frank, Rich Fountain; Donna (Robert) Schellman, St. Thomas; and one sister-in-law, Clara Struemph, Westphalia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Schnieders; infant son, John Paul Schnieders; daughter, Cathy Schnieders-Grawe; three brothers, Alphonse Struemph, Martin Struemph, David Struemph; one sister, Marcella (Thomas) Utterback; and one brother-in-law, Edmund Lueckenotto.
Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City, with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. David Cox and the Rev. James Finder concelebrating.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery.
Joan requested memorials in her memory be made to the Celiac Disease Foundation; Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She also wished to promote cancer screenings for everyone throughout one’s life.
Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City. trimblefunerals.com