Janet  Schneider

Janet Elaine Schneider (Kesse)

Saturday, April 20th, 1946 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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Janet Elaine Schneider, 73, Pullman, WA, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019, surrounded by her family in Winchester, KS.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Friday, October 18, 2019 at St. Benedict Catholic Church with Fr. Jay Kythe, OSB, as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM on Thursday, October 17, 2019 with visitation following until 8:30 PM at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Janet was born April 20, 1946, in Atchison, KS, the daughter of Ronald and Helen (Wagner) Kesse. She was a nurse for many years, having worked at assisted living facilities. Janet was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atchison, KS. She enjoyed going to Washington State University sporting events, knitting and crocheting. Janet especially enjoyed spending time with her husband Don at their cabin in Montana.

Janet married John “Jack” Schneider, October 15, 1971, they later divorced. She married Donald Hower, on September 28, 1995, he survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter, Sara (Matthew) Noll, Winchester, KS, a son, Peter (Lindsey Robinson) Schneider, Lawrence, KS, two step daughters, Genny Hower (Haakan Younes), Pittsburgh, PA, Jessica Hower, Pittsburgh, PA, a brother Ronnie (Cindy) Kesse, Cummings, KS, a sister, Carolyn Wilson (Dave Kahm) Atchison, KS, grandchildren, Aaron, Andrew and Abraham Noll, Alexis Schneider, Oliver, Elliot, Charles Younes and Zoey Karastamatis.

She was preceded in death by her parents.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home
    800 Kansas Ave
    Atchison, KS 66002
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    A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM with visitation following until 8:30 PM
  • Service

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Benedict's Catholic Church
    1001 N. 2nd St
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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  • Interment

    Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    10253 Hwy 7
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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Janet Gatzemeyer

Posted at 11:16am
My thoughts and prayers are with you Sara, and your family.

Tobi Wilson

Posted at 03:05pm
Janet & I had many fun times together. I drive by her house nearly every day & have many fond memories of time spent there. I will miss her so much!! She was a special, precious friend.

Mary Alice Scheer

Posted at 11:14am
To the Schneider family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Janet was such a special person and loved by many. She will be dearly missed.
Mary Alice (Schrick) Scheer

William, Johanna, Jonathan Hower & Families

Posted at 09:05pm
With heartfelt condolences
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Dave & Rhonda Schneider

Posted at 09:03pm
Our deepest sympathies to Sara and Pete. We really enjoyed watching the two of you grow. Your Mom was always such a good neighbor, watching the girls when we went on fire runs and inviting us to watch the Northern Lights and celestial constellations. She will be missed by many.
Dave & Rhonda Schneider

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