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Catherine Diane O'Neill Schneider

Sep 25, 2017

Catherine Diane O'Neill Schneider, 67, died Thursday, September 21, 2017, at New London Specialty Care.

According to her wishes, her body has been cremated. Private family inurnment will be at Burge Cemetery at a later date. Elliott Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

Born September 29, 1949 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Griffith O'Neill. On November 14, 1970, she married Stanley Schneider in Mt. Pleasant; they divorced. She married Mark Foss which also ended in divorce.


After graduating from New London High School, she attended Southeastern Community College and received her degree in the Medical Assistant Program. She worked  for Valley Clinic in Ft. Madison until moving to Colorado. She worked in Denver for the state of Colorado until becoming disabled with Parkinson's Disease. She lived in Aurora, Colo. until last September when she returned to New London.


Cathy loved her grandchildren; reading and playing cards. She liked going to the casino and enjoyed playing computer games.


Survivors include her daughter, Meghan Schneider Johnson and three grandchildren, of Corona, Calif.; sister-in-law, Donna O'Neill-Dunn of Mt. Pleasant; nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers and one sister.

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