Anita G. Schien

Born: Wed., Feb. 20, 1935
Died: Fri., Feb. 19, 2021


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 26, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 27, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Anita G. Schien, age 85, of Lake Ozark, MO passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, MO.  She was born on February 20, 1935 in Glidden, IA to Lloyd and Leta Myers Steininger.  She married Harold Frederick ‘Fred’ Schien on July 19, 1953 in St. Louis, and he preceded her in death April 3, 2013.

Anita was raised in Iowa until her freshman year when her family moved to Springfield, IL.  She graduated from Springfield High School and during her high school years, she was very active.  She was a gymnast, a point guard, baton twirler, cheerleader, and a debutante.  After graduating, she took the Mensa IQ test and became a member of the Mensa Club.  She then went on to become a wife and mother raising her children while Fred’s career kept him on the road and away from home.  Anita became the matriarch and role model teaching her children etiquette and manners.  Many life lessons were taught at their dinner table.  She was an avid bridge player, scrabble player, and Texas Hold’em Ace up until her passing.  In 1967 to 1968, she started her volunteer career for the Republican Party in Virginia during the election.  She spent countless hours over the years volunteering for numerous organizations.  She also loved to make stain glass art and was a collector of steel banks and in earlier years, enjoyed antiquing with her husband.  Anita insisted on family time and family gatherings.  Her family was always number one and her legacy lives on through her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her five children, Karen (Roger) Harris of Barry, IL, Karla Schien of Tampa, FL, Kent Schien of Chesterfield, MO, Kristy Schien of St. Charles, MO, and Kurt (Carol) Schien of Lake Ozark, MO; eight grandchildren, Travis (Tammy) Harris, Matthew (Kendra) Harris, Derek (Melissa) Harris, Pat (Jane) Abbott, Tommy (Stacy) Strubinger, Brooke (John) Ford, Michelle (Tovah Trimming) Murry, and Ashley Jo Murry; thirteen great grandchildren, Spencer and Alex, Madison, Brianna, Lilly, Hudson, Grayson, Leighton, Kamden Luke, Carter, T.C., Alexis, and Kinsley; two brothers, Ron (Sharon) Steininger from Henderson, NV and David (Robin) Steininger of Burgin, KY; two sisters in-law, Joyce ‘Jey’ (Paul) Kramer of Springfield, IL and Jackie (Paul) Carey of Springfield, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; parents; one grandson, Alan Frederick Schien on November 1, 2016; nephew, Chad Steininger on August 13, 2020;  sister-in-law, Joann Swart on December 8, 1988 and nephew Martin Swart on August 29, 1988.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL.  Interment will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry.  Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Covid-19 restrictions will be followed. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Barry Food Pantry or Park Lawn Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Anita's memory to the following organizations:

Barry Food Pantry
603 Decatur Street, Barry, IL 62312

Park Lawn Cemetery
c/o Great Rivers Bank, 694 Bainbridge, Barry, Illinois 62312 Attn: Larissa Forshey

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Cindy and Joe Bozarth
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We know she meant the world to you. You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.

Diane Kasparie
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
My heart-felt sympathy to your family at this difficult time. Celebrate a life well lived and loved.

Jenipher Acosta
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
I'm so very sorry for the family's loss. Sending my deepest condolences to the entire family. Rest in eternal peace Anita.. ❤️

Loretta Muretich
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
May fond memories of Anita bring the family comfort during this hard time in life. My heart and prayers go out to the family. RIP Anita

Kathy ( Forshey) Johnson
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Karen, Karla, Kent, Kristi, and Kurt:
Sending deepest sympathy to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you that God will comfort you in your loss. Cherish those wonderful memories.

Jenessa Roberts
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jenessa and Chris Jones.

Praying that peace and comfort wraps its arms around all of the Schien Family. Sending all our love and prayers to you guys.

Jeri Frederick
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021
To my family of cousins:. I'm so sorry for your loss. I love you all and holding you close in my prayers. God bless.

Tom mahoney
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you during these times

Vallerie A (Motley) Williams
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021
My prayers go to all of the children. What a wonderful life you had with your mom. It is so cool that she was a Mensa member. You will have such great memories to live with. God Bless all of you.

Don and Gaye Frohwein
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021
We will miss playing poker with Anita. She was such a good player. I think she won more women's tournaments than anyone in our league. Such a special lady in so many ways. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Jane Kelly
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by The Kelly Family.

Anita touched every person she ever met! But don’t get caught in a Texas Hold ‘EM with her ... best poker face ever! We loved Anita and Fred - legendary couple. Jane and randy kelly.

Steve and Debby Bradshaw
   Posted Fri February 26, 2021
We are sorry for your loss-----
Thinking of you----

Steve and Debby

Sally Steininger
   Posted Fri February 26, 2021
Schein Family,
So sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there today. I know that Aunt Anita made sure that her family was devoted to each other and you have each other at this difficult time. Much love to everyone.
-Sally, Alex and Amy

Laurie Wyatt
   Posted Sun February 28, 2021
Karen & family, I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Sending prayers & hugs to all of you.
Laurie Wyatt

Bill Jacquot
   Posted Sun February 28, 2021
To the "K" Schien,
Thinking of all today. What a joy to know both Anita and Fred! AND the five Ks... Let this be a celebration of life with great memories never to be lost with all the family in Barry.

David and April Lehenbauer
   Posted Mon March 01, 2021
Kent and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Your mother sounded like a wonderful women and I am sure her spirit lives in all of you. Hugs and love to each of you.

David and April

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