Verena C. Schnaus, 91, Ireland

Verena C. Schnaus, 91, of Ireland, died Wednesday, June 16, at her home. She was born in Jasper January 6, 1930, to Dominic and Caroline (Mehringer) Schmitt. She married Leo Schnaus April 25, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Verena was a homemaker and member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland and its St. Anne’s Society. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Leo Schnaus; four daughters, Sara Hopf and husband Richard, Jasper, Geri Snyder and husband David, Leander, Texas, Karen Haynes and husband Gary, Parsons, Kansas, and Denise Schnaus, Ireland; one son, Denis Schnaus and wife Sandy, Jasper; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Schnaus, and one daughter, Donna Schnaus, who who died in infancy, one sister, Viola Matthews, and three brothers, Reuben, Robert, and Dominic Jr. “Junie” Schmitt.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.


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