Sister Madonna Schneider
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of the Precious Blood Madonna Schneider was celebrated Nov. 3 at Salem Heights. Sister Madonna, 94, died Oct. 31 at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton. She had been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 78 years.
A native of Wapakoneta, Sister Madonna entered the community in 1932. For 40 years she taught the primary grades at schools in Botkins, Burkettsville, Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Russia and Minster. She also taught at the former Precious Blood Day School in Dayton, and the former St. Joseph School in Wapakoneta. Following her teaching years, Sister Madonna was involved in home art activities such as sewing, food service and housekeeping at the Maria Stein Retreat House, the former Regina High School in Norwood and Corpus Christi Parish in Dayton.
She retired to Salem Heights, the central house of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, in 1988 and volunteered at the Maria Joseph Center until 1996.
Interment was in Salem Heights Cemetery.