Josephine L. Schneider, 82, Jasper

Josephine SchneiderJosephine L. Schneider, 82, of Jasper died Monday (July 22) at her home.

She was born January 20, 1931, in McLeansboro, Illinois, to Charles and Sarah (Prince) Mead. She married Wayne “Jack” Schneider on July 13, 1956, in Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Evansville.

Josephine was a 1948 graduate of McLeansboro High School. After graduating from Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville she worked as a secretary for three companies in Evansville.  She was then a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling.

Surviving are her husband, Wayne “Jack” Schneider, Jasper; six daughters, Jacqueline Schultheis, and her husband Jim, Indianapolis, Judith Kleiser, and her husband Terry, Plainfield, Jennifer Braun, and her husband Steve, Zionsville, Joyce Schneider, Indianapolis, Jane Thibodeau, and her husband Matt, Fishers, and Crystal Strong, and her husband Brad, Palatine, Illinois; three sons, Charles Schneider, and his wife Connie, Fishers, Craig Schneider, and his wife Jami, Jasper, and Carey Schneider, Jasper; 22 grandchildren, Melissa, Erin, and Michael Schultheis, Carrie Black, Melanie Langford, Christopher Kleiser, Alexandra Noel, Callyn Riggs, John, Adam, and Maren Braun, Candice, Samantha, and Andrew Haddad, Cassandra Thomas, Jessica, Madelyn, and Rachel Thibodeau, Zach and Drew Schneider, Jeremy and Dylan Strong; four great-grandchildren, Gabe, Ryan, and Alexis Black, and Nathaniel Noel; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Christopher Schneider, one grandson, Ian Sean Schneider-Thomas , one sister, Vineta Sargent, and two brothers, Charles and Louis Mead.

Funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. Friends may call from  2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, American Heart Association, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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