Maria Kay Schroeder

July 1, 1942 - July 11, 2009
Maria Kay Schroeder

Maria Schroeder, 67 traveled on to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth House. She was born July 1, 1942, at Christ Hospital, Jersey City, NJ. She graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary, which is now known as Baptist Bible College, Clark Summit, PA with a B.R.E. degree in Religious Education. She earned her M.Sc.Ed from S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz, NY. She was a teacher for 32 years, most of which was at Monticello, NY. In 1994, she was honored by having her name listed in Whoís Who Among American Teachers. For almost 25 years, she served on the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Some of her interests included sewing, embroidery, Frakturschrift (old German style writing), and Scherenschnitte (scissors cuttings). The last two interests brought her to demonstrate her crafts at QuietValley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, PA. She was a member of the local Embroidery Guild Association Chapter.

After Maria Schroeder has seen her Heavenly Father and Blessed Saviour, she will be reunited with her grandparents John and Mary Rieger, her parents Kenneth and Terry Schroeder and other family members that moved on to their heavenly reward.

She is survived by her brother Sumner Schroeder and wife Tomiko of Santa Maria, Calif. and her nephew Andy Schroeder of Santa Maria, Calif.

At the time of her departure from this life, Maria Schroeder was a member of The United Covenant Mennonite Church of Etowah, NC.


Service

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
12:00 AM

United Covenant Mennonite Church - Directions
8025 Brevard Road
Etowah, NC 28729

Visitation

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

United Covenant Mennonite Church - Directions
8025 Brevard Road
Etowah, NC 28729

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  • July 14, 2009
    David and Kim Patterson says:
    My wife taught with Maria at K.L.Rutherford school for many years until Maria's retirement,and I rode with Maria on Monticello Volunteer Ambulance for a long time. She will be missed.

  • December 13, 2010
    Joshua Jones says:
    I found this guest book after learning one of my most beloved elementary school teachers passed away over a year ago. Mrs. Schroeder was one of kind. I remember Quiet Valley, Voyage of the Mimi, eating popcorn from coffee filters, tickets we earned so we could have the popcorn, learning the days of the week in Spanish for the first time, playing with water balloons outside of her classroom, that contest with the paper towel tubes and construction paper, learning how to weave, how much she loved calligraphy, how strict she was, how much she really cared. Of all the elementary school teachers I ever had, Mrs. Schroeder is the one that resonates most deeply with me. My memories of her are wrapped up in the person I became and I am all the more glad for them and for her. God Bless Mrs. Schroeder. You will live forever in my memory! Thank God for teachers like you.