Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mary E. 'Polly' (Cahoon) Schnetz

Mary Elizabeth “Polly” Schnetz, age 87, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, at her residence. Polly was born in Racine on November 3, 1924, daughter of the late Edward and Hazel (Nee: Clanton) Cahoon.

Polly graduated from Milwaukee Downer Seminary High School, attended Lawrence University and graduated from Northwestern University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Foreign Languages. On July 1, 1950, she was united in marriage to Robert T. Schnetz, who preceded her in death on May 17, 1992.

Polly was employed by the Racine Unified School District as an educational assistant for 21 years, retiring in 1983. Before that, she worked for the Racine County Human Services Department as a social worker for four years and also volunteered at the Racine Public Library Children’s Department for 11 years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Junior League of Racine. Polly enjoyed playing bridge and spending her Tuesdays as part of the Taco Belles, but she especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She really appreciated and enjoyed all her friendships. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her children, James R. Schnetz of Plano, TX, Mary M. Schnetz of Madison, WI, and Susie E. (Mike) Krekling of Racine; grandchildren, Robert T. Schnetz, Matthew and Kelsey Krekling; a sister, Suzanne (Clift) Price of Austin, TX; nieces, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Thomas; and daughter-in-law, Karen.

Visitation will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, from 11 a.m. until noon. At noon, funeral services will be held with Reverend Ben Johnston-Krase officiating. Private interment will be held at Mound Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane, BrightStar and Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for all of their loving and compassionate care.

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