Celebrating the life of Jo Ann "Honey" Schnoebelen
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Jo Ann "Honey" Schnoebelen went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. She was born September 3rd, 1926 in Norwich, Kansas to Virgil and Jeanette (Skillen) Kepler. She graduated at the age of 15 from Norwich High School and moved to Wichita, Kansas and worked as a bank teller until the age 18. She then attended and graduated from Wesleyan Nursing School in Wichita, KS. She immediately joined the Army nursing corp. and served her time at Winter General Army Hospital in Topeka, Kansas during WWII. She met and married, her husband. Paul in Mooreland, Oklahoma. The theme during their engagement and wedding was "Ann and Paul in the fall;"
Jo Ann worked as a nurse in New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The couple spent many years in Macksville, Kansas. She was the co-owner of the Macksville Enterprise (weekly newspaper) and worked as a nurse in several capacities. After many years, Jo Ann and Paul moved to Plano, Texas where she continued her career in nursing.
In 2004, the couple moved to Hot Springs Village, AR to spend their remaining years. Jo Ann was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and member of the St. Monica Ladies Guild. She spent her leisure time sewing and gardening. She generous gave beautifully crafted quilts to family and friends as well as her many sewing and crochet projects. Honey was a "special lady" with a great sense of humor, positive attitude and her gift of spinning tales.
Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Kepler and Jeanette and E.C. Feiser, son, Robin Schnoebelen and sister, Shirley Saylor.
Survivors include her loving husband of 68 years, Paul Schnoebelen, son, Randy Schnoebelen and wife Marty of Hot Springs Village, AR, daughters, Stephanie Stoklosa and husband Ken of Woodstock, IL, Tararyn Schnoebelen of Nashville, TN, Jamie Burch and husband Dennis of Salina, KS, and Tawn McMillan and husband Patrick of Richardson, TX and her brother Dale Feiser and wife Kay of Arlington, TX. She was known as "Grandma Honey" to 17 grandchildren and has 12 great grandchildren.
A joyful celebration of Jo Ann's life will be announced and held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church of Hot Springs Village, AR with Father Bill Elser officiating.
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