Cover photo for Patricia J. Schuknecht's Obituary
1935 Pat 2024

Patricia J. Schuknecht

December 8, 1935 — June 7, 2024


Patricia Joyce Schuknecht, 88, of Lincoln, passed away Friday, June 7, 2024, at her home.

She was born December 8, 1935, Omak, WA, the fourth child of five born to Charles Vere “Bud” and Beulah "Babs" Elsie Louvaine (Thornton) Kennedy.

On September 19, 1951, at age 15, in Couer d’Alene, ID, she was united in marriage to Raymond W.M. Schuknecht, who preceded her in death on September 14, 2009.

Pat devoted her life to being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family. Her hobbies included reading and crafts. She will be remembered as a personable, loving, caring, and giving person, and will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Surviving are four children, Shelley DeSmet (Dick), of Bellevue, NE, Vicky Spindel (Deryk Haole), of San Jose, CA, Raymond W.M. Schuknecht, Jr. (Kathy), of Concordia, and Bradley Schuknecht (Cindy), of Lincoln; ten grandchildren, Leon Bentley, Julie Story, Chris Murray, Debra Cusinato, Brandy Spindel, David Spindel, Bryan Schuknecht, Kelly Rose, Jessica Moon, and Karla Riggs; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Janice Spangenberg and Ann Bentley; and siblings, William "Bill" Perry Ross Kennedy, Joan Elizabeth Kennedy Scott, Jessie "Jay" Shaeffer Kennedy and Ronnie "Ron" Dwayne Kennedy Zitting Sr.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2024, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wreaths Across America.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


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Graveside Service

Friday, June 21, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Missouri Veterans Cemetery @ Higginsville

MO-13, Higginsville, MO 64037

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