OBITUARY

Jeanne Anne Scheuerman

November 13, 1952September 30, 2020

Jeanne Anne Scheuerman (Keigher), 67, embodied joy, with a gentleness and warmth that made anyone in her presence feel loved. She was the mother of six sons and wife to Paul for 46 years.

Her life centered on faith, family, music and education. A lifelong Catholic, she was active in various Catholic lay activities and associations, including the Mother of God Community (Gaithersburg, Maryland), the Christ Renews His Parish retreat program, the Apostles of the Interior Life, and the spiritual mentorship program of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. She loved fly fishing with her husband and sons, playing guitar, and singing harmony in her sunny, alto voice. Throughout her life, she directed children’s choirs and led music at Mass and prayer meetings. She was a gifted teacher who specialized in helping young children with dyslexia learn to read.

Born Jeanne Anne Keigher on November 13, 1952, she grew up in the Park Ridge suburb of Chicago, the daughter of Edward and Genevieve. Though bright as a child, she nonetheless struggled in school due to undiagnosed ADHD and dyslexia. These experiences later inspired her passion for teaching and gave her compassion for those facing similar challenges.

As a teenager, she learned guitar and took interest in the folk-influenced worship music of the post-Vatican II era. After high school, she felt called to join the Sisters of Charity, and spent one year as a postulant before leaving to study at St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana. There, she met and fell in love with Paul, a student one year her senior who led a music ministry at the neighboring Notre Dame University.

The two married in 1974 and lived on a shoestring budget as Paul enrolled in law school the following fall. Vincent was born in ‘76, Christopher in ‘77 and Daniel in ’82. In 1983, the five moved to Montgomery Village, Maryland, to join the Mother of God Community. Mark was born in ’84, Francis in ’90 and Philip in ’92. For 18 years, the family of eight occupied a three-bedroom townhouse. Jeanne worked part-time as a medical assistant to help pay for the children to attend Catholic schools.

As a mother, Jeanne made building the kingdom of God her vocation. She taught her faith by living joyfully, sharing personally, showing authentic compassion for others, taking her sons to daily Mass, and passing on her gift of harmony. Prayer time singalongs with Jeanne were legendary, earning for the family the nickname “The Von Scheuermans.”

In 2001, Jeanne, Paul and the three youngest boys moved to Leawood, Kansas, where the youngest two were enrolled at Nativity Parish School. Shortly thereafter she received training as an academic language therapist and taught at the school for close to 15 years. She had a genius for bringing children who had fallen behind up to grade level in a short period of time, showering them with love to heal the seeds of self-doubt that had already taken hold.

Jeanne Anne Scheuerman died on September 30, 2020, from complications related to metastatic breast cancer. She is survived by her husband Paul; six sons, Vincent, Christopher (Monica), Daniel (Jessica), Mark (Elizabeth), Francis (Olivia) and Philip; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Madeline, Benjamin, Matthew, Nathan, Natalie, Willa, Gabriella and Gabriel; and three siblings, Mary Beth Sopher (Adrian), Edward (Kitty) and James Keigher.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeanne’s name to Holy Family School of Faith, 13240 Craig Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.

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Bill Shacklady

October 5, 2020

My family sends our condolences and are sorry for your loss. Although I only worked directly with Paul he always lit up when he spoke of his family and Jeanne. He always asks about family and puts them first. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Jeanne.

Kevin&Maria Dunn

October 3, 2020

We were possibly the first couple to welcome the Scheuermans to Maryland in 1983. We greeted them just when they arrived and hadn't even started unpacking yet. One overwhelming aspect struck us both upon first meeting them that day: their abundant love for one another. These two totally loved each other. It was obvious. It was huge. It was attractive. It was contagious. And we were repeatedly impressed with their love for one another for nearly 20 years as our paths crossed here in Maryland. Their love for each other was a great gift and strong example to us--and we are sure to every couple that has ever known them. But it is not accurate to use the past tense, because, as St. Paul tells us, true love never ends. Their mutual love continues even though Jeannie has gone on to the Father. And the inspiration we all took from seeing such love in a married couple will continue to impact us in our lives. Thank you.

Kevin & Maria Dunn

Maureen Elizabeth Davis

October 3, 2020

Jeanne was such a wonderful friend and we shared many good conversations and laughs at the Spiritual Mentorship Program of 2015 in Kansas. Jeanne was in my group skit at the end. We had a blast doing the music together.
I also remember saying the rosary walking the halls of the Pastoral center with Jeanne in September 2019 at the Women’s Retreat. I really loved Jeanne. She was proud of the cake she was baking with Sr. Lori that we ate at the end of the retreat. We were actually having the Banquet with the Bridegroom the last day.
God’s peace to you Paul and to all your sons’ and their families. The funeral was very beautiful. We will continue to pray for you all. God bless you always. Maureen and Larry Davis (Austin, Texas, AVI Family)

Owen & Stacy Kueser

October 3, 2020

Today, we joined Paul and the family virtually in the mass and celebration of life for Jeanne. What a beautiful testimony to her life as a Christian and disciple of our Lord Jesus. May the knowledge that she was remembered and loved by countless people like ourselves provide you comfort and strength in this difficult time. Our biggest regret was not reconnecting upon our move back to KC but our prayers were always with Jeanne during her struggles. We do though have fond memories of Nativity & Aquinas school years with one of the best being Christmas sing-along times at the Scheuerman home. Thank you Jeanne for your light. God bless~Owen and Stacy Kueser

John Comberiate

October 3, 2020

That is a beautiful account of a life lived full of the love of and for God. I'm sure she is proud in heaven of all of her children (natural as well as married into the family) and grandchildren. I can see she is already greatly missed. We're praying for your family.

Love,
John, Kelli, Jack and Lucas

Lisa Gale (VZ)

October 2, 2020

Jeanne will always be remembered for her absolute joy and positive approach to life. My fondest memory of Jeanne is when she let me sit in the front seat on our way to school for “girl-time” since she was in a house of boys. I cherished those conversations and the extra attention she always paid me. Our prayers are with the entire family as you celebrate her life and grieve her loss. She is a strong woman of faith and an amazing example for all of us. May your family experience an abundance of God’s consolation and peace during this time of grief.

David Kelly

October 2, 2020

Our deepest condolences for your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

David & Barbara Kelly

Tristan Thomps

October 2, 2020

From our family to yours we send our deepest condolences. We are thinking about you in these difficult times. Although I had never met Jeanne personally I know the kind nature of the Scheuerman's and worked closely with Paul. Many thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

Allan Rabil

October 1, 2020

Our family reaches out to each of your family members during this difficult time. Paul & Jeanne were quiet, dedicated leaders at MOG & MOG School, as well as a long-time stable family of Clusters III in Montgomery Village, MD. At MOG school, my sons and daughter remember the golden light of Jeanne leading the music, always smiling & caring. Somehow, one has to believe her spirit never left that Catholic school building some 19 years later. Much love, memories, and God's peace to each of you during this time.

Allan, Jean Anne, Michael, Paul, Becca Rabil

James and Dianita Patuel Lackey

October 1, 2020

Our deepest condolences. We remember Jeanne for her charity, her patience and deep devotion to God and to her family. She was there for us through a hard life transition and the birth of our first child. We will have a Mass said for her and her family.

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