OBITUARY

Olivia Loretta Neuman

May 22, 1928March 8, 2018
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Olivia Loretta Neuman, age 89, a long-time resident of Fort Smith, joined our heavenly Father on Thursday, March 8, 2018. She passed at home while with family and caregivers. Olivia was born May 22, 1928 in Prairie View to the late Ernest and Katherine (Kremers) Schneider. Olivia was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a homemaker, who enjoyed cooking and baking. Olivia is remembered as a devoted wife of 60 years, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Olivia was preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. Neuman, two sisters, Mildred Becker and Louise Ervin, and two brothers, Gilbert Schneider and Cap Schneider. She is survived by one sister, Betty Sprick and her husband Frank; three daughters, Sharon Mellon and her husband Gene, Kathy Sanford and her husband Joe, and Julie Lensing and her husband Steve; four grandchildren, Matthew Robertson, Joseph Sanford, Jr., Jeffrey Sanford, and Olivia Brinker; and five great-grandchildren, Johnathen, Samuel, Michael, Olivia, and Blake Leigh Sanford. Visitation will be at Fentress Mortuary from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 Noon Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Smith alongside her husband. Pallbearers will be Joseph Sanford, Joseph Sanford, Jr., Jeffrey Sanford, Matthew Robertson, Gene Mellon, Steve Lensing, and Derek Brinker. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 222 N. 13 St., Ft. Smith, AR 72901. The family offers their heartfelt appreciation to Shawna and all the other caregivers with Peachtree Hospice, the staff at Brookdale, and her loving and devoted caregivers, Janet Logston, Sabrina Duncan, Paula Bankston, and Deborah Brock.

  • FAMILY

  • Ernest Schneider, Father
  • Katherine Kremers Schneider, Mother
  • Fred H. Neuman, Husband of 60 years.
  • Mildred Becker, Sister
  • Louise Ervin, Sister
  • Gilbert Schneider, Brother
  • Cap Schneider, Brother
  • Betty Sprick, Sister
  • Frank Sprick, Brother-in-law
  • Sharon Mellon, Daughter
  • Gene Mellon, Son-in-law
  • Kathy Sanford, Daughter
  • Joe Sanford, Son-in-law
  • Julie Lensing, Daughter
  • Steve Lensing, Son-in-law
  • Matthew Robertson, Grandson
  • Joseph Sanford Jr., Grandson
  • Jeffrey Sanford, Grandson
  • Olivia Brinker, Granddaughter
  • Johnathen Sanford, Great Grandson
  • Samuel Sanford, Great Grandson
  • Michael Sanford, Great Grandson
  • Olivia Sanford, Great Granddaughter
  • Blake Leigh Sanford, Great Granddaughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joseph Sanford
  • Joseph Sanford, Jr.
  • Jeffrey Sanford
  • Matthew Robertson
  • Gene Mellon
  • Steve Lensing
  • Derek Brinker
  • DONATIONS

  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Olivia Loretta Neuman

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Rosella Stevens

March 10, 2018

Dear Family, I am writing this for my mother, Rosella Stevens. She is so heartbroken from hearing this news. We were more than neighbors , we were family. Olivia was a big part of our lives and we will all feel this loss.

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Biography

Olivia Loretta Neuman, age 89, a long-time resident of Fort Smith, joined our heavenly Father on Thursday, March 8, 2018. She passed at home while with family and caregivers. Olivia was born May 22, 1928 in Prairie View to the late Ernest and Katherine (Kremers) Schneider.
Olivia was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a homemaker, who enjoyed cooking and baking. Olivia is remembered as a devoted wife of 60 years, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Olivia was preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. Neuman, two sisters, Mildred Becker and Louise Ervin, and two brothers, Gilbert Schneider and Cap Schneider.
She is survived by one sister, Betty Sprick and her husband Frank; three daughters, Sharon Mellon and her husband Gene, Kathy Sanford and her husband Joe, and Julie Lensing and her husband Steve; four grandchildren, Matthew Robertson, Joseph Sanford, Jr., Jeffrey Sanford, and Olivia Brinker; and five great-grandchildren, Johnathen, Samuel, Michael, Olivia, and Blake Leigh Sanford.
Visitation will be at Fentress Mortuary from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 Noon Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Smith alongside her husband.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Sanford, Joseph Sanford, Jr., Jeffrey Sanford, Matthew Robertson, Gene Mellon, Steve Lensing, and Derek Brinker.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 222 N. 13 St., Ft. Smith, AR 72901.
The family offers their heartfelt appreciation to Shawna and all the other caregivers with Peachtree Hospice, the staff at Brookdale, and her loving and devoted caregivers, Janet Logston, Sabrina Duncan, Paula Bankston, and Deborah Brock.