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Rita Mae Schneider

Rita Mae Schneider (Blair) of Wentzville, Missouri passed away peacefully on October 2, 2022, at the age of 70.

Ria Schneider.jpgRita was born on June 1, 1952, in St. Charles, Missouri to James Blair and Alberta Blair (Lavy). Rita married the love of her life, Ronald “Ron” Schneider, on September 2, 1972. The two celebrated 50 years of marriage this year.

Rita was a loving mother to Curtis Schneider of Honolulu, Hawaii and Craig Schneider (Megan) of Los Angeles, California. Rita has two grandsons, Cameron and Maverick.
Rita especially enjoyed spending time with her large family, including her siblings, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and her mother-in-law, Alice Schneider. People often described Rita as a sweet soul, and she will be deeply missed.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents, James and Alberta Blair, father-in-law, Paul Schneider and brothers-in-law, James Kohler, Randy Schneider, Kenneth Karrenbrock, and nephew, Lukas Schneider.
A memorial service will be held at Friedens Peace United Church of Christ, 3560 Mill Street, New Melle, MO 63365, on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 11:00 AM.
Those close to Rita, knew that she lived with multiple sclerosis for many years. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National MS Society at www.nationalmssociety.org/donate