Lynda L. Schneider, 71, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care Unit. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 31st at First Lutheran Church in Geneseo. Rev. Dr. Arthur Bergren will officiate. Visitation for Lynda will be 1 hour prior (10-11 am) to the service at the church. As per her wishes, Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorials for Lynda may be made to the First Lutheran Church. Vandemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lynda was born on July 22, 1942 in Fairlawn, NJ, the daughter of Tunis and Irma (Farrer) Kievit. She graduated from Fairlawn High School in 1960 and went on to Paterson General School of Nursing and Farleigh Dickinson University where she earned her Nursing degree in 1963. She was united in marriage to William R. Schneider on August 18, 1963 in Clifton, NJ. He preceded her in death on December 28, 2010. She was the Head Nurse of skilled care unit at Hammond-Henry Hospital for many years and then as a nurse at the Friendship Manor in Rock Island, retiring in 2011.
Lynda was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Geneseo. She loved her grandchildren and her pets. She also loved traveling in the US and abroad with her husband. She enjoyed flower gardening, reading, candle making, crafts, bowling, Bingo, and going out with friends.
Lynda is survived by her daughter, Wendy Schneider (fiancée Brent Jones), Raleigh, NC; sons: Jeff (Rachel) Schneider, Raleigh, NC, Glen Schneider (fiancée Tara Barnes), Morris, IL; grandchildren: Brandon and Kaylee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother, David.