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Joan “JoAnn” D. Schneider

February 20, 1936 ~ January 26, 2022 


JoAnn D. Schneider, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family in Copperas Cove. A private graveside service will be held at Copperas Cove City Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church, 704 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Copperas Cove. Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Viss Family Funeral Home, 1614 S. FM 116, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

JoAnn was born on February 20, 1936, in Haskell County, Texas to the late John and Zenoba Peoples Scoggins. She attended school in Kerrville, San Antonio, and Rochester before taking business courses in Killeen. JoAnn worked for 17 years at the telephone company where she started as an operator and was promoted to being a call investigator, a job she truly loved. Following her time at the phone company, she worked for the Copperas Cove High School where she was affectionately known as the “Salad Bar Lady” who also made homemade soups and chilis. JoAnn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1982 where she enjoyed organizing and serving meals for church fellowship. In the 80’s and 90’s she was an avid square dancer. JoAnn also enjoyed traveling and gambling when she had the opportunity.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Schneider; sons, Richard Burleson and Randall Kenneth Hill, and brothers, Billy Scoggins and Danny Scoggins.

JoAnn is survived by her companion of 31 years, Lawson Trantham; daughters, Cyndy Burleson and wife, Kate; Susie Brown and husband, Kenny and a brother, Gene Scoggins. 

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