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Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25Th Street, Columbus, IN

OBITUARY

Sally J. Schneckenberger

February 20, 1958November 13, 2019

Sally Ann Johnson Schneckenberger, 61, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Sally was born February 20, 1958 in Jamestown, NY to the late Florence Clara (Ticknor) and Alton Bradley Johnson. She was a graduate of Jamestown High School and St. Bonaventure University and had the honor of being valedictorian for both her high school and college graduations. Sally married the love of her life, Craig Anthony Schneckenberger, on May 4, 1985 in Chautauqua, NY. One of Sally and Craig’s first dates took place at a bowling alley where Sally showed off her prowess. She had the talent to become a professional bowler but shared her skills as an accountant with the world instead. During her career she worked for Cummins, Ivy Tech (as a professor of accounting), and most recently Blairex Laboratories. Sally grew up as an only child but dreamed of having a large family of her own. Her dreams were realized when she became a mother to her three children and recently became a grandmother for the first time. She is survived by her husband, Craig of Columbus, children Bradley Alton (wife Brianne) of McCordsville, Ashleigh Marie (fiancé Adam Hadley) of Columbus, and Kimberly Florence (boyfriend Oscar Richter) of Columbus. She is also survived by her precious granddaughter, Adilynne Clara. Spending time with family was always Sally’s priority. She loved to gather around the dining room table and play board games, not caring whether she won or lost – just happy to be with loved ones. Sally loved to go line dancing and play euchre at the local senior center with Craig. She and Craig enjoyed traveling and would often take the family on vacations or day trips to see a play at Beef and Boards or break out of an escape room. Countless times she joined her daughters in participating in half marathons, often doing her training by taking long walks with her beloved dog, Zuko. Most importantly, Sally was the kindest and most selfless person to all that knew her. She always put the needs of others before her own and made sure those she loved were well taken care of. Days before she passed, Sally participated in the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis where she passed by a food pantry with patrons lined up outside waiting for their meals. She was so moved by this image that she made a point to tell her husband after the race that she wanted to donate to the food pantry. In honor of Sally’s giving spirit, her family asks that any monetary donations be made to Mid-North Food Pantry (3333 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208). Visitation will be 9-10:30 on Saturday, November 30 at Myers-Reed Chapel (3729 25th St, Columbus, IN) with funeral services at 10:30. Following services, burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Craig A. Schneckenberger, Husband
  • Bradley A. (Brianne) Schneckenberger, Son
  • Ashleigh M. (fiance Adam Hadley) Schneckenberger, Daughter
  • Kimberly F. (boyfriend Oscar Richter) Schneckenberger, Daughter
  • Adilynne Clara Schneckenberger, Granddaughter
  • DONATIONS

  • Mid-North Food Pantry

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 30, 2019

Memories

Sally J. Schneckenberger

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Glenn Dodge

November 29, 2019

Sally was a very loved and respected co-worker and friend. We all loved Sally and are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all in your time of grief.

Sarah Crossland

November 29, 2019

I met Sally a few years ago at the dog park with her beloved Zuko. I began watching Zuko when Sally & Craig would go out of town and she was the kindest and most devoted dog mom ever. I ran into her recently at Walmart with her new granddaughter and she was beaming with happiness.

Prayers to the family. Sally was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed.

Jayne Morris

November 27, 2019

Our thoughts are with Craig and the family. We will always remember her as the greatest and most gracious Soccer Mom ever.
Stuart & Jayne Morris

Kathy Mitchell

November 26, 2019

Sally and I met on the first day of kindergarten and were best friends all through school. Sally was an only child whose parents gave her everything she could dream of, which should have made her a spoiled brat. But she was exactly the opposite. Sally was the most kind, thoughtful, caring person I ever met (though her Mother was a very close second). Sally and I kind of lost touch after she and Craig moved to Indiana, though we still connected over so often. I was very shocked to hear of her passing.
Craig, Bradley, Ashley and Kimberly, you have my deepest sympathy.

Carrie Schoonover

November 26, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Sally when she started teaching at Ivy Tech. I was in her very first class. We both discovered how our lives were very intertwined. Starting at the New York/Pennsylvania state line where she most likely bowled with/against/next to my dad at the bowling alley in Sugar Grove PA. Our children were the same ages and they would grow up playing sports together and I always enjoyed visiting with Sally as we sat on the sidelines and cheered our kids on. I will miss seeing her around and catching up with her. She was one astounding woman.
Prayers for everyone for peace and strength

Ronald Dennison

November 25, 2019

Sally was a great boss, team manager and friend. We send our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family. Sally had a great sense of humor and was an excellent leader. She will be missed, but always remembered. God Bless the family at this time of loss.

Jaime Schaefer

November 25, 2019

Sally was such a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with for so many years at Blairex/Applied. She will be greatly missed. Many prayers to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY