Charlotte Regina Schneider, 73 of Monroe City, passed away Saturday, September 11, at St. Lukes Hospital, Chesterfield, surrounded by her family.
She was born August 26, 1948 in St. Paul, MO, the daughter of Oscar Melchior and Regina Molitor Emge.
She is survived by her husband, William J Schneider, her children David Hart (Palmyra), Patrick Hart (Florissant), Mary Joy Brannan (Waco, TX), Matthew (Yundi) Schneider (Scottsdale, AZ), Michael Schneider (Monroe City) and her grandsons Joshua, Michael and Benjamin. She is also survived by her sister Lucille Sommer, her brother Robert (Judy) Emge, sisters-in-law Jackie Emge; Alice Emge as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Oscar M; Regina M Emge, her brothers William Emge, James Emge, Dennis Emge, Oscar Emge Jr as well as her sister Sr. Delores Emge.
A graduate of St Dominic High School, St Mary’s College and Lindenwood University, Charlotte was a lifetime educator at Catholic schools in St Louis and St Charles Counties. She was a science teacher who always had cow heart, pigs’ lung, mud dauber nests and other science projects in the family freezer next to the cookies. A single parent, she scrimped and saved to raise two children on a teacher’s salary. On July 15, 1988, she married Bill Schneider and 10 years later they retired to their 60 acres of paradise and spent 23 more years enjoying life together. They enjoyed traveling to see family and friends including several cruises and bus trips arranged thru the Monroe City Nutrition Center. She was a member of the Garden Club and loved her many flower beds and her extensive garden. She enjoyed making crafts such as her famous concrete Elephant Ear leaves. She loved to cook and bake especially if it was a new or unique recipe. Charlotte was member and Eucharistic Minister of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and head of the D of I for several years. She was also heavily involved with the annual Pro-Life garage sale and their annual march.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, September 16, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Monroe City, Fr. Greg Oligschlaeger will officiate. With Covid-19 still a concern, every other row in the church will be blocked off, Masks will be required. Graveside services will be held at the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Monroe City. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. Thursday until time of services at the Holy Rosary Church. The service will also be live streamed at https:/www.facebook.com/frgregolig.
Memorials have been suggested to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri. Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com.