Olga Lydia Schnell, 89
Olga Lydia Schnell, 89, of Warrensburg, formerly of Cole Camp, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Harmony Gardens, Warrensburg. She was born on July 2, 1924, on the family farm east of Cole Camp, Missouri, a daughter of Theodore Frederick and Lydia Anna Meta (Monsees) Tobaben. She was baptized on July 27, 1924, and confirmed on May 1, 1938, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Balke Prairie.
Olga attended grade school at Balke Prairie, and in 1942, she graduated from Cole Camp High School. On June 14, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp by Rev. Henry Gerike, she was united in marriage to Leonard Carl John Schnell, who preceded her in death on November 20, 1977.
She was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, where she was a member of Trinity Missionary Society and sang in the choir and sextet for many years. She was a consultant for Fashion 220 in the 1970s, a nurse at Wetzel Clinic and Sedalia Hospital, and was a receptionist for Schnell Insurance in Cole Camp and Sedalia from 1979 until November of 1985. She enjoyed building floats for the Cole Camp Fair.
She is survived by:
three sons, Kevin L. Schnell and his wife Wanda S. of Sedalia, Daniel F. Schnell and his wife Teddie of Cole Camp, and Timothy C. Schnell and his wife Cynthia A. of Warrensburg; and
fourteen grandchildren, Krista Bay, Kassandra Schnell, Katelen Schnell, Keaton Schnell, Kara Schnell, Kloé Schnell, Kristopher Schnell, Kyler Schnell, Andrew Schnell, Haley Schnell, Jeffery Schnell, Nicole Utter, Samantha Schnell, and Parker Schnell.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Lydia Tobaben, and one brother, Rufus John Tobaben.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, with Pastor Jeffrey Kuddes and Pastor Joel Kurz officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Cole Camp.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Lutheran School Association or Trinity Lutheran Church Choir in care of the Fox