GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania – Mary Jean Schneider, of 9 Penn Avenue, Greenville, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Paul’s Continuing Care Community, Greenville. She was 89.
Mary was born April 1, 1928 in Bolivar, Pennsylvaina to Sherman and Agnes (Ewing) James, in the same bed and room her father had been born in at her grandparent’s home.
She was a graduate of the former Har-Brack High School, Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania.
Mary married Richard J. Schneider January 30, 1954. He preceded her in death September 5, 2009. The couple formerly lived in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, Butler, Hermitage, Sharpsville and Mercer.
A lifelong homemaker, Mary enjoyed reading, tending to her flowers and sending cards to everyone and anyone whom she felt needed a friendly word. Her greatest joy in her life were her children and grandchildren. She lived to spend time with family and enjoyed being a part of all their activities, especially Greenville High School athletics and musical productions and Greenville Area Community Theater.
Her family extended beyond those who shared her ancestry. Her children and grandchildren’s friends, as well as many others in the community, knew her affectionately as ‘Grammy.’
Mary is survived by her children, Vicki and John Cousley, Hempfield Township and Pamela and Thomas Lloyd, Huntsville, Alabama; grandchildren, Adam and Heidi Cousley, Raleigh, North Carolina; Kelsey and Bradley Wasser, Durham, North Carolina; Melissa and Matthew Markow, Fredericksburg, Virginia and Amy Beth and Jason Mayfield, Huntsville, Alabama and a great-granddaughter, Abigail Amis, Huntsville.
Those who wish are asked to donate in Mary’s memory to a charity of their choice. Also, because of her great love of sending cards, please consider sending a card to someone in nursing care through Love for the Elderly, Box 24248, Cleveland, OH, 44124.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Center, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, Pennsylvania. A Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m.
Inurnment will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery
Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 15 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.