Annette Schneider passed away peacefully at the age of 93. She is survived by her four children, Julie Newell, Jenny Robles, Tom Schneider, and Ann Marie Moore and 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, sons in-law and grandsons in-law whom she loved unconditionally.
Annette lived a full, successful life. She was born and married in Indiana. She and the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1962 and lived there until her death, except for a few years when they moved back to Indiana to help her mother-in-law settle after her father in-law passed away. She loved the Arizona warmth and the uneventful weather conditions – unlike she experienced in Indiana.
Annette shared her spiritual and financial wealth with friends and family. She was good spirited. She enjoyed a good joke, practical and otherwise. She had quirky names for family and friends and had the craziest sayings and words. The names endeared people to her and made them feel special. The sayings, well, they would just make you laugh. She loved cheering her family and favorite teams on in sports and encouraging the grandkids in their music and theatrical pursuits. Her biggest joy was making others happy. The avenue she chose to that end was making sure people were well-fed. Many a story could be told of her picking up food for the full office on her way in and serving lunches to any high-school kid who sat down at her kitchen table. Many could attest to her ability to throw a lively party together at the drop of a hat.
Annette volunteered tirelessly at St. Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic School. Once the kids were grown enough, she started selling real estate with Russ Lyon Realty. She was a frequent star of sales, making the Million Dollar Club. She was creative, an outside-of-the box kind of thinker and inventor. She was a solution seeker – determined and stubborn for all the right reasons. She was one of those people you’d love to be with – fun-loving, happy and caring. A great mother to many and friend to many more – she will be remembered for her big loving generous heart.
In her final days, she was frequented by FaceTime calls from her grandchildren and great grandchildren and visited by her daughters and son, sons-in-law and local grandchildren. Her final day was with her four children – she held each of their hands and called them by name. She died early the next morning, March 26, 2023.
The family welcomes donations to Saint Mary’s Food Bank as an expression of sympathy.
A link to Annette’s donation page is: smfba.convio.net/AnnetteSchneider
Julie, Jenny, Tom and Ann,
Hugs to you all. We loved Annette so much and the obituary so eloquently reminded me of many wonderful memories of her. I am so glad our Dads were brothers and our Moms were special friends because that made for very special times and treasured relationships with her, Uncle Marv and all of you.
Love you dearly,
Sally & Steve Croom
Loved your Mom!
Love you all!! ❤️
Debbie and Scott Coor
Shari & Anthony Trennert
May the sky be a little brighter with the addition of your Mom’s spirit. Peace Be with You.
Ruth and Michael Vincent
Thankfully I have so many wonderful memories but her sweet smile and generous heart stand out the most. I’ve kept a voice mail from her just to hear her happy voice. She was blessed to have such caring children and grand children. Love and miss you Aunt Annie.
Susan Klein Chalmers
Annette was such a force for laughter, wisdom and love! I remember both her and my mom being the most experienced (aka oldest!) room moms when Ann Marie and my sister, Amy, were in grade school. I always enjoyed my conversations with her and I know she was the adventure coordinator for Ann Marie, Amy and a few friends. She was such a blessing as a mother, grandmother and friend. A truly beautiful woman, inside and out. God bless all of you, her dear family. xo