Meadville Tribune

September 30, 2013

Lt. Col. Theda Schneiter

Meadville Tribune

SPRINGBORO — Lt. Col. Theda Schneiter of Springboro recently passed away. She was born April 1, 1929, in Annis, Idaho, to Anton August Schneiter and Hazel Eliza Park.

Teddy was the youngest of nine children, all of whom preceded her in death; her sisters, Helen Johnston Youngstrom, Sadie Walters, Vonda Casper and Lucy Nathell Schneiter; and her brothers, Amos, Ray, Erven and Dale. Teddy has many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews who were a part of her life and love.

Theda entered the U.S. Air Force on April 28, 1953, and served as a nurse until her retirement on April 30, 1973. She has lived in Pennsylvania since her retirement and has been active in traveling, carving, yard work, prison ministry and was affiliated with St. Peter Parish.

Everyone knew Teddy for her sense of humor and jokes; she was famous for her peanut brittle, jellies and applesauce.

Viewing will be held at White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville, Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:45, followed by Mass at 11 at St. Peter Church, with Father Walsh as celebrant. Dinner will be served after Mass at the Social Hall.

Theda’s remains will be flown to Idaho where her family will have a graveside service Saturday at 11 — lunch to follow.

Burial will be in Annis-Butte Cemetery, Annis.