Florence Mary Hostetter Schneider
Carlson-Becker Funeral Home
Florence Mary Hostetter Schneider, answered the call of her Lord and Savior, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the eternal joy of the Lord,” on April 10, 2014 at her home in Hope.
She was born on September 30, 1916, to her parents, Peter and Elizabeth Lenhert-Shetter, on a farm south of Abilene, Kansas.
The family attended the Newbern & Bell Spring Brethern in Christ Church near Abilene. Florence accepted the Lord into her heart and was baptized as a young girl. She attended Abilene schools and graduated from Chapman High School in 1936.
On October 10, 1937, Florence and Millard Dale Hostetter were united in marriage at the Lenhert-Shetter home in rural Abilene.
After spending two winters in California cooking and working in the orange groves, Florence and Millard returned to Kansas to take over the farming for Abe and Jennie Hostetter. Florence and Millard were a happy couple. God blessed them with two sons, Don and David, and two daughters, Phyllis and Julie. They were married 65 years.
Both were active members of the Rosebank Brethren and Christ Church congregation, since 1940, serving the congregation for over 65 years.
She was a successful homemaker, loving wife, caring
mother, and a faithful friend.
Preceding her in death was her husband Millard, father, Peter Shetter, her mother, Elizabeth Shetter, her brothers, Leroy Shetter and Warren Shetter, and her sister Fern Shetter-Groff.
After the passing of Millard in August 2002, a friend connected her with a high school friend, Fred Schneider, his wife had passed. After a courtship, they were married in 2005 and enjoyed nine years together in Encinitas, California. He survives.
Those remaining to cherish fond memories are -
Four children: Don Hostetter of Hope, KS
Phyllis Hostetter-Visser of Herington, KS
David Hostetter of Old Fort, NC
Julie Hostetter-Brandt of Hope, KS
Brother: Larry Shetter of Abilene, KS
Twenty great grandchildren
All she held close to her heart, loved deeply, and prayed for every day. Her memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part. God has her in His keeping. We have her in our hearts.
Funeral Services will be 1:30 Monday, April 14, 2014 at Emmanuel Church in Abilene with Pastor Shane Britt and Pastor Stan Norman officiating.
Burial will follow at Rosebank Brothren In Christ Cemetery South of Hope.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Sunday evening at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home in Hope.
The family suggests that memorial donations be given to the Scholarship Program for Grandchildren or the Hospice of Dickinson County.
Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, 106 N. 2nd St., Hope, Kansas 67451