Jan E. Schneider, age 63 of Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013, after a courageous four year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born July 8, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late Alvin and Elaine (Spooner) Schwanke.
Jan was devoted to her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. Jan will fondly be remembered for her infectious laugh and willingness to help others.
She retired from Robinson Memorial Hospital in 2011, prior to that she was a bus driver for Happy Day School. However, her main love was that of being a homemaker. She loved to sew quilts and clothing, and make Halloween costumes for family and friends. Jan also enjoyed traveling, crafts and other do-it-yourself projects. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Rebecca Schneider of Ravenna, Christopher (Brenna) Schneider of Georgia, and Deanna (Andrew) Day of Rootstown; her grandchildren: Paisley, Easton, and Hagen Day; step-mother: Jean Schwanke of Parma; sisters: Gretchen Schwanke of Parma and Sandy (Glenn) Kolp of Sheffield Village; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Schneider Jr., her father, Alvin Schwanke, her mother, Elaine Schwanke, and her sister, Heidi Schwanke.
Friends will be received Monday, February 18, 2013, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where funeral services will be officiated by Reverend Bill Wisniewski at 11:00 AM on Tuesday. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Jan Schneider Memorial Fund at Portage Community Bank, 1311 E. Main St., Ravenna, OH 44266.
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 2-15, 16-2013)
My deepest condolence for the loss of Jan. she has truly made a lasting impression on me. What a fighter she was!!!
I would like to thank Jan for two very important things.first thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter Deanna with me and my family,she is such a big part of our lives and family and i will treasure and love her always.Next thank you for caring for and making Andy a part of your family,he could't have asked for a better mother-inlaw.As for our grandbabies,I will do my best everyday to keep my promise to you to help care for and love them with all my heart,and we will not let them forget what a great GRAMMY you were. You will be greatly missed.