Joan May (Kiene) Schroeder
Joan May Schroeder, age 78, of 6580 Kuhn Road, Shelby, died Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital after a long illness.
She was born November 7, 1926 in Columbus Grove, OH the daughter of the late Sylvester John and Anastasia (Trudeau) Kiene. She was a 1945 graduate of St. Peter’s High School in Ottawa, OH. On June 11, 1947 she married Virgil Thomas Schroeder. Joan was a homemaker and mother of 10 children. She helped her husband on the family farm assisting with all the duties of a farm wife. She drove trucks and tractors and fed livestock along with her child rearing responsibilities. She was an excellent cook and was known for her bread making skills which she generously shared with many. She especially enjoyed gardening and her flower beds. Joan was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society.
Joan is survived by her husband Virgil and their 9 children: Donald Schroeder, Steven and Brenda Schroeder, Jean Ann and Keith Fairchild, Ursula and Ken Esterline, and Julie and Mark Friebel all of Shelby, Dianne and Thom Powers of Oregon, OH, Nancy and James Schell of Lewisville, TX, Lisa and Abel Hernandez of Beavercreek, OH, and Barbara Schroeder of Salisbury, MD; 21 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Cornelius Kiene of Beaver Dam, OH, Karl Kiene of Columbus Grove, OH, and Alton Kiene of Pandora, OH; 3 sisters, Theresa Fisher of Fort Jennings, OH, Mary Ann Fisher of Middle Point, OH, and Eileen Asher of Fort Worth, TX. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Schroeder, a grandson, Michael Schroeder, a daughter-in-law, Jeannette Schroeder and a sister, Ursula Kiene.
Friends may call on Friday, October 28, 2005 from 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where the rosary will be recited at 8:45 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial expressions may be made to the church or to the Richland County Kidney Center.