Funeral Services for Shirley Evans, 60, Arapaho resident will be held 2:00p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home, officiated by  Rev. Wendell Folson.  Burial will follow in the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.




Funeral Services for Virginia Schneider, 86, former Clinton business woman, will be held 10:00am.., Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in the First Baptist Church, officiated by Doug Lewis and Terrell Mitchel.  Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau Lee Funeral Home.


Virginia Mae Schneider was born September 20, 1928 to Lee Cornelius and Minnie (Powers) Cornelius in Custer City, Oklahoma and passed away Sunday, October 19, 2914 in the Corn Heritage Village in Corn, OK.


Virginia was raised in the independence area and she graduated from Independence School in 1946.  She was married to Eugene Schneider in 1948 in Clinton.  They made their home in Clinton where she had worked for Lee Way Motor Freight, the County Assessor's Office and she established Virginia's House of Hallmark Store in 1971 and operated that until 1981.  The Schneider's moved to Oklahoma City for a brief time and then moved back to Clinton i 1985.


She was a member of the Junior Service League, Hospital Auxiliary, Worthwhile Club which she served as Vice President; she enjoyed needlework, reading, oil painting, playing bridge, and more than anything she loved God and her family.  She was very proud of helping to organize the Independence Alumni Association in 1994 and served as secretary for over 10 years.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, her parents, and a brother, Lee Don Cornelius.


She is survived by a daughter, Karen Hunter and husband, Harold, of Clinton, son, Phil Schneider and wife, Bennie Rue, of Arlington, TX, a sister, Helen Roring, of Denver, CO.


She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jeff Hunter and wife, Kim, Chris Hunter and wife, Amanda and Aaron Hunter and wife, Amy, Matthew Schneider and wife, Sherian and Miles Schneider and wife Michelle and 10 great-grandchildren, Lynlea, Mitchell, Patrick, Blair, Craig, Reagan, Maelee, Kip, Cora and Campbell; several special friends, including Bob E. Gilbert, Jenie Oaks, and Minta Maria Powers, Juanita Meacham, and Melba Ballard.