Sara "Janie" Schneider, age 75, Winamac, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Franciscan Health, Indianapolis.
Born January 26, 1943, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Thomas F. and Erma Louise Burk Keener.
Janie was a 1961 graduate of Logansport High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana State University in 1965 and a master's degree from Indiana University Kokomo in 1981.
For 29 years Janie was a second grade teacher at Eastern Pulaski Elementary School, retiring in 2008.
Surviving are a daughter, Amy L. (Rob) Nelson, New Paris, Indiana; a son, Michael W. Schneider, Greenwood; sister, Carol L. (Phil) Waechter, Florida and sister-in-law, Betty Keener, Bloomington.
Also surviving are two grandchildren, Benjamin Nelson and Elizabeth Nelson; niece, Tania (Dave) Currier; nephew, Jeff Waechter; two great nieces.
Preceding in death were her parents, a brother, Jerry L. Keener and ex-husband, Robert W. Schneider.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Janie's Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with her son-in-law, the Rev. Rob Nelson, officiating.
Interment will be in Walton IOOF Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, prior to the service.
The family requests memorial contributions to Grace United Methodist Church, PO Box 25, New Paris, IN 46553.
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