Edna M. Schannauer, 91, Schoeneck cafeteria worker, enjoyed beading and canning

By on September 27, 2017

Edna M. Schannauer, 91, of Denver, formerly of Stevens, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Lancashire Hall, Lancaster.

She was born in Adamstown to the late Elmer and Edith (Keffer) Shirk, and was the wife of the late Jacob S. Schannauer, who died in 2008.

She was a member of Mellinger’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stevens and a life member of Schoeneck V.F.C. In the early years, she worked for Leininger Knitting Mills in Denver and Mohnton, and in the cafeteria at the Schoeneck Elementary School. She enjoyed reading, coloring, beading, gardening, and canning.

Edna is survived by two sons: Paul S. Schannauer, husband of Helen K. (Fasnacht), of Denver; and Ray H. Schannauer, husband of Deborah A. (Specht), of Crestview, Fla.; a granddaughter: Melissa A., wife of Rick Rancourt, of Crestview, Fla.; a great-grandson: Brayden Rancourt; and two brothers: Henry Shirk of Shillington, and George Shirk of Ohio.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edna was preceded in death by two infant grandchildren: Scott and Sallie.

Services were held Sept. 27 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, with the Rev. Timothy L. Craven and the Rev. Dr. Ricky L. McCarl officiating. Interment took place in the Mellinger’s Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Edna’s memory may be made to Compassus, 2101 Oregon Pike, Suite 301, Lancaster, PA, 17601.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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