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Mildred V. Schreiner, 98, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Luther Manor in Hannibal, Missouri. She was a former resident of the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
She was born May 27, 1919, in Jackson, to William and Lydia Bartels Lowes. She was a graduate of Jackson High School and attended Cape Girardeau Business School. She and Roger W. Schreiner were married November 18, 1942, in Jackson. Two children were born to their union, Robert “Bob” and Donna.
Mildred dedicated her long life to family and building a warm, welcoming and supportive home. Roger, a career army officer, received assignments all over the world, and the family moved with him to Japan, France, and several states in the U.S. Mildred was widowed at 58, when in 1977, Roger died suddenly from a heart attack.
Mildred was a longtime member of New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson, where she also worked many years as the church secretary. She sang in the church choir; sang in a trio with her sisters, Evelyn and Mabel; played the piano for her Sunday School class, and was active in the Women’s Wesleyan Circle. After retiring at the age of 72, she became involved in volunteer work, including over 500 hours at St. Francis Medical Center and many hours assisting the Jackson Garden Club with gardening projects. She especially enjoyed flower gardening and often made beautiful bouquets to enjoy indoors.
As Mildred aged, she continued to be a wonderful role model, always remaining positive and accepting what came her way. When not feeling well, she would always say, “Maybe I will feel better tomorrow”. Her children and grandchildren will remember her for her kind, generous spirit; her gift for planning and preparing wonderful meals; setting a beautiful table, and for the smile on her face when they were together.
Loving survivors include two children, Robert “Bob” (Carolyn) Schreiner of Hannibal; Donna Schreiner of Portland, Oregon; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Schreiner of Palmyra, Missouri, David (Renee) Schreiner of St. Louis, John (Amia) Schreiner of Kansas City, Kansas; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers-in-law, Emil Brase of Jackson and Jerry (Dottie) Schreiner of Desoto, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; and two sisters, Evelyn Brase and Mabel (Albert) Illers, Jr.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to service time, Saturday, May 12, 2018, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral is at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating. Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.