Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER “ Joanne L. Schnipke, 73, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at her home following a period of declining health.
Joanne was born December 15, 1946 in Cleveland, the daughter of Elmer and Mildred Pfadt Morehart.   She married Dennis Schnipke on December 26, 1966.   He survives.
Joanne lived a long and fulfilling life.   She was a joy to be around and was a loving wife and mother who was very proud of her children and grandchildren.
She had a career in bookkeeping and secretarial work.   Joanne attended the Smithville Brethren Church.   She enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading and sewing.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Dennis, are her children Ken (Kristi) Schnipke of Kettering, Deb (Tony) Arends of Wooster and Susan (Marc) Todd of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren Daniel (Megan) Schnipke, Joshua (Michelle Reese) Schnipke, Julie Todd, Alex Todd and Devin Arends; siblings Jack (Martha) Morehart of Wisconsin, Mark (Mary Anne) Morehart, Holly Stomski, Georgie Averell and Mike (Laurel Sheppard) Rohde.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Bill Morehart.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1-3:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Art Carr officiating.   Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home

Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home


  1. My thoughts are with Dennis and the whole family. While I did not know Joanne, RBB Systems and myself worked with Dennis for many years. I really enjoyed working with Dennis and I know that family is important to him. My hope is that while he will be lonely, having his family around will give him support.

  2. Mike and I are in shock at losing his sister too soon. We are grieving with the rest of the Schnipke family and hope they can find some comfort in all the good memories. I’ll always remember the Thanksgivings at the Schnipke house with Joanne’s joy at having her family around her. We will obviously miss her deeply.


  3. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a very friendly neighbor

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. It seemed our paths crossed often in various circumstances. Our condolences to Dennis, Ken, and the family.

  5. We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Joanne. We loved having dinner with her and Dennis so very often and hearing all of the wonderful stories of their children and grandchildren. How very proud she was! And we know of no one who was as fond of their trips to Disney and Alaska as Joanne, always loving the last time and looking forward to the next time.

    Our hearts go out to Dennis and their family.

  6. Dennis and family, we are so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. It was so good she got to travel. I know she loved going to Disney. She was also a great Ohio State Buckeye fan. I enjoyed many luncheons with her and other friends of hers. I even went to Waldo and had fried baloney sandwiches and pie on one of our trips. She loved all of you very much. She will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rich and Beth Busche

  7. To all the family, you have my sincerest sympathy. I always enjoyed talking with her as she and Mr. walked around the allotment.

  8. Dennis we were so saddened to hear of Joanne,s passing. It’s been a long time since we bowled with both of you, but we have fond memories that we can look back on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Thank you, Dennis for letting me know of Joanne’s passing. I still cannot believe it. She was a good, gentle and loving soul. It was wonderful that we were able to reconnect for the 50th Shaw reunion. We are wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.


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