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Ramona L. Schindler

January 14, 2016

St. Marys—Ramona L. “Mona” Schindler, 52, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at her home.

She was born September 27, 1963 at Topeka the daughter of Jim and Deanna Huntsman Gordon.  Mona graduated from St. Marys High School and lived most of her life in the St. Marys community.

Mona was a school bus driver and worked for USD No. 321 at the St. Marys Grade School for many years.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Gordon.

On August 1, 1987 she was united in marriage to Andy Schindler.

Survivors include her mother, Deannie (Philip) Kovar, St. Marys; a son, Andrew Schindler, St. Marys; four daughters, Alanna (James) Anderson, St. Marys, Andrea Schindler, Everest; April (Adam) Ronsse and Annette Schindler all of St. Marys; two brothers, Les (Susan) Gordon, St. Marys and Alan (Tanya) Gordon, Topeka; a sister Rhonda Lenherr, St. Marys; two grandsons, Carter & Ryder and two granddaughters, Kristin and Kaylee.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  Mona will lie in state from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the church where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. and a Rosary will be recited at 7:00.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mona’s name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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26 thoughts on “Ramona L. Schindler

  1. Dear family of Mona, I remember the first day I met Mona, a lovely redhead! She was a very sweet lady. Sorry for your losd

  2. I am sorry for your loss. It really pains our hearts when death separates us from those we love. The Bible assures us that God sees our pain and sorrow, and promises that soon death will be “swallowed up forever.” – Isaiah 25:8. He will heal our hearts by resurrecting our loved ones to life on earth again. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15)
    Reflect on your happy memories, and may they comfort you as we await the fulfillment of all of God’s promises. (Numbers 23:19)

  3. So sorry for your loss. Mona will be missed! She was one of the nicest ladys ive ever known. God Bless you all. She will always be in our memories.

  4. I would like to extend my deepest condolences on the loss of Mona. I was best friends with Rhonda through most of our school years and I remember Mona, myself and Rhonda hanging out all the time in high school. Unfortunately we didn’t continue this after school but we had a lot of good times back then and a lot of good memories. I am so sorry to hear of Mona’s passing. She was way too young but she is at peace now. Hang on to the memories. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Together you will get through one day at a time. God bless you.

  5. Deannie and family: We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all and guide you though this healing period and may Mona rest in peace. Thoughts and Prayers.

    Tom and Karen Seele

  6. Deannie and family, So sorry for your loss, Mona was one of the nicest people I ever met. The world needs more people like her. She will be greatly missed.

  7. Mona was a wonderful friend. She was the first person at SMG to talk and help me. When I moved my things over there from Delia she helped me. Prayers to her family.

  8. Deannie and Family:
    No words can express our deepest sympathy. We send our many thoughts and prayers to you. Our families grew up together and have many fond memories. We pray you find comfort and peace in God’s grace.
    Love and friendship Always,
    Marva and Mary

  9. To the family but mostly to Deannie:Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your daughter. Love and prayers to all of you at this sad time. John and Marilyn Immenschuh

  10. Sorry for your loss. She was an amazing person. I enjoyed working with her at S.M. Grade. My thoughts and prayers to her friends, families and co-workers.

  11. Dear Romona`s family, I`m so sorry for your loss of your beloved, Mona. She was such a very sweet lady with a beautiful smile! You`re all in my thoughts & prayers at this very sad time, yet happy knowing she is in a better place! God bless all of you!
    With much sympathy, Ruth Wiltz

  12. My heart is with Ramona’s family during this difficult time. While I’ve never met Ramona, I am friends with Andi, who is one of the most generous and dedicated persons I’ve met. If the old adage is true that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, then Ramona must have been a great mom to have raised such a kind lady and dedicated educator.

  13. Prayers and hugs she fought the good fight now she is not lost but we are. We are sadden that now all we have have are warm memory’s but rejoyist that she is finely at her true home may that bring you all comfort at that thought Love and prayers . The Harmon Family

  14. Mona you were a wonderful Cousin you made people laugh and always feel good. You will be missed more than anything in this world. We had good times when my family would come to Kansas and I would stay in St. Marys to be with my favorite Cousins which were you and your Family and everyone else. Love you and you will always be in my Heart and Memories. Your Cousin From Houston, Texas. Eric Seele

  15. I don’t think I ever had a conversation with Mona that she didn’t make me laugh. I am so sorry for your loss of such a strong loving daughter, Mom, Grandma, and sibling. I hope your memories of Mona will lighten your loss a bit and in the future will bring happy smiles to all of you.

  16. Never did I pass Mona on the road in her bus that she didn’t give me a big wave and a smile. The world was definitely a better place because of her. May your many memories comfort you. She will be sadly missed.

    Shelly and Dale Rezac

  17. So very sorry for your loss. Mona was a special person and took such good care of my kids while at SMGS and on her bus route. She was a fighter and may she now be pain-free looking down on all of us. Our hearts go out to you.

  18. Today we lost a great friend, she would always smile and ask how we were. She will be missed not only by her co- workers but by the children she knew.

  19. there are no words that I can write that will make any of Mona”s Family feel better. all We can do is send Prayers for You All. We were all Blessed to have known Her. and Heaven is much Richer for having there now.

  20. So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a great person who I always enjoyed talking to. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

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