Barbara Cantrill Briney Schneider

August 8, 1928March 9, 2018

Barbara Cantrill Briney Schneider was born on August 8, 1928 and passed away on March 9, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Anne Whitaker

March 14, 2018

Both of my children benefited from Barbara's wisdom and guidance - and years later she always wanted to know, every time I saw her, how both were doing - she so cared for all who passed thru her teaching life. I feel very blessed to have also called her a friend - Recently told Jane how amazed I was by her mothers ability to still play bridge and how sharp she was in spite of all her health issues. Know Lina will be waiting for her in heaven!

David Boyd

March 14, 2018

Just last week in going through old files I came across an essay Barbara graded, paused to think, I should try to reconnect. (Message to self, do not put things off). Then Friday the news of her passing came bittersweet. She made my parents sign that essay, because she wanted them to see how “good” it was. How few compliment as she! Why can I still recite lines of Chaucer? Because she spent time and made learning engaging. Though we connected little since school, memories are fond. Especially her stories of how they raised their children to be bilingual. This I have shared often with my daughter and son-in-law who are raising my grandghildren likewise. Thank you Barbara.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine Et lux perpetua luceat eis.

TRHS 1970

Stephanie Williams

March 14, 2018

Barbara Schneider was not just a teacher. She was one of the most influential teachers that I ever had. I am so blessed to have reconnected to her as an adult, and to also call her friend. Fly high my friend, till we meet again, I love you

Kathy Adams Sparks

March 12, 2018

As others have said, Barbara was far more than my favorite teacher, she was my friend. I have wonderful memories of sitting in her classes while "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" played softly in the background. Indeed, Barbara was a bridge over troubled waters for so many students. In 1969 she chose me to be Co-Editor of the Two Rivers high school newspaper, The Pirates Log, pushing me beyond what I thought I was qualified to do. I will forever remember the trips with her to go "paste up the newspaper". I learned so much from her about journalism and about life. I am so grateful that she reached out to me a few years ago with a private message on Facebook and we were able to re-connect. Rest in peace, dear Barbara, knowing that you truly made a difference in so many of your student's lives!

Lee Millar Bidwell

March 12, 2018

Ms. Schneider had an impact on students' lives well beyond the classes they took from her. Her lessons followed them throughout their lives. To this day, I quote many of her clever grammar lessons to my own (college) students. Her American Studies class that she co-taught with Ms. Stampley was the best class I took in all my years of secondary school! Ms. Schneider and Ms. Stampley challenged us to be critical thinkers, and somehow even managed to achieve the even more daunting task of chaperoning us on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina! I am blessed to have been on of her students.

Jim Fortier

March 10, 2018

Barbara chose me to be Editor-in-Chief of the McGavock newspaper, class of 1974. She saw something in me that I didn't know was there. It's not an exaggeration to say that she changed my life. She was so much more than a teacher. She will always be alive in my heart.

Kimberly Titlebaum

March 10, 2018

Barbie was my favorite teacher. She believed in me when I didn't believe in myself, and saw possibilities when all I saw was problems. I looked at her style, her wit, and her generousity, and realized the kind of life thatI wanted for myself. She and her Ken gave so very much of themselves and most of all they showed us Paris and London in the April of 75.

I had her for Journalism but her lessons stayed with me long after I left that discipline. I was a better critical thinker, and a better researcher. I was a better listener and years later became a better counselor working with teens and people in turmoil for having her in my life. I was a more dogged parent, a stronger wife, and she gave pithy homilies that stuck longer than any other from preacher, priest , or rabbi.

I haven't seen her in decades, as my life carried me far afield since I left Nashville. So it seemed foolish that today is dimmer without her light. But really her light continues to shine, reflected in the best facets of the thousands of "lambs" that she herded toward adulthood.

Pax, Beloved Barbie.

Tony Cavitt

March 10, 2018

Rest easy, Barbara. You gave so much 'positive' to so many. Even on FaceBook 50 years later, your wit was still as wicked and your humor still as warm.
Thank you...

Suzanne Allen

March 10, 2018

John, Whitney and Jane....thank you all for sharing your Mom with me nearly all of my life. She certainly was more than a teacher to me and affected SO many young lives over the years. Her love was overwhelming and has made a lasting impression on so many of us who were fortunate enough to have her in our lives....I know how hard it is to lose your Mom and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers (as you all have been for a long time). I love you all so much and enjoyed when your Mom told me what each of you were up to. She certainly will be missed on this earth. (I will upload a few photos later.)