Anita Jean Schaal

Anita Jean Schaal, age 77 of Lawrence, died November 5, 2023.  Anita was born June 13, 1946 in Wood River, Illinois. She worked for many years as a housekeeper at Naismith Hall in Lawrence and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.  She will be greatly missed.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Schoenleber and Madeline Doyle Schoenleber; husband, Joe Schaal; son, Marvin Schaal and grandson, Grant Stone.  She is survived by children; Terri Schaal of Blue Springs, Missouri, Tammy Clark and Husband Tim of Garnett, Kansas, Michelle Moon and husband Andy of Lawrence, Angie Schaal and her partner Julie of Lawrence, Jackie Stone of Lawrence; daughter in law, Mindy Schaal of Lawrence; brother, John Schoenleber and wife Sallie of Mesa, Arizona; sisters, Linda Hadley of Springfield, Illinois and Cindy Goff of Wood River, Illinois; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home of Lawrence.  Online condolences may be sent at

Messages & Condolences

From Sharon Joyce Shogrin...

Anita was a very special lady and I loved that we became such good friends at Naismith and that friendship lasted until Nov 5, 2023. I will miss her always

From Trela Crawford...

I’m so sorry for your loss of this very sweet lady! Thoughts, prayers and hugs going to all of you. 💔

From Tommy Taylor...

I’m am going to miss your beautiful face so much and I love you

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