LeeRoy Schnake, age 75, a Ludlow, Missouri resident, passed away at his home on Friday, August 18, 2017 with his family by his side.
LeeRoy Schnake, age 75, a Ludlow, Missouri resident, passed away at his home on Friday, August 18, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born the son of LaVern and Clara (Wuellner) Schnake on May 16, 1942 in Stotts City, Missouri. He was a 1960 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. He married Sharon J. (Johnson) Schnake on October 14, 1959 in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. She survives of the home. He was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, Stotts City, Missouri. LeeRoy was the Service Manager at Barnes Baker Motors, Chillicothe, Missouri, for over 20 years. He was a charter member of the Chillicothe Elks 656, and also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club of Chillicothe, Missouri. He was the Trustee for the Monroe Township. LeeRoy loved to spend time with his family. He made a priority of attending the events of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved nothing more than being their Papa. He loved to host fish fries and to tinker in his shop. He enjoyed playing cards and shooting pool. Survivors include his wife Sharon (Johnson) Schnake of the home; two daughters, Carrie Gilliland and husband John, Ludlow, Missouri, and Shari Wells, Chillicothe, Missouri; two brothers, Leon Schnake and wife, Rene, Warrensburg, Missouri, and Harlan Schnake, Mt. Vernon, Missouri; two sisters, Peggy Short and husband, Terry, Mt. Vernon, Missouri, and Allene Roach, Joplin, Missouri; two brother-in-laws, Ronnie Childress, Independence, Missouri, and Denny Baker, Mt. Vernon, Missouri; six grandchildren, Crystal Stedem and husband, Hugg, Mooresville, Missouri, Tyler Anderson and wife Kristen, Ludlow Missouri, Clint Gilliland and wife Tatum, Ludlow, Missouri, Bethany Tipton and husband Travis, Dawn, Missouri, Jaymie Rairdan and husband Dave, Gallatin, Missouri, Dalton Case, Chillicothe, Missouri; 12 great-grandchildren, Hagen, Hut, Hadalyn, Tuff, Krew, Rye, Kamdyn, Zoey, Thatcher, Jericho, Jaylynne, and Aurora; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, LaVern and Clara Schnake; a brother David Schnake; three sisters, Geneva Childress, Lois Baker, and Ruth Johnson; two brother-in-laws, Don Johnson and Eddie Roach; and one grandson, James Anderson. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Rafter C Arena, Mooresville, Missouri, at 5:00 p.m. A scheduled family visitation will be Friday, August 25, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. also at the Rafter C Arena, Mooresville, Missouri. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A private inurnment is scheduled at McCroskie Cemetery, Ludlow, Missouri. To honor Papa’s great-grandson and best buddy, memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of Saint Joseph, Missouri, and may be mailed to or left at Lindley Funeral Home, PO Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.