Betty Jean Schnell was born October 15, 1939 in Granger, Texas, the daughter of Alfred Christ Lindemann and Otillie Agustina Lindemann nee Cervenka. On October 22, 1939 she was baptized at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church of Granger, Texas by Rev. J. Vanicek. She was confirmed at Trinity Hill Lutheran Church of La Grange on August 12, 1956, by Rev. Theodore Schmidt. On September 2, 1956, Leon “Jim” Adlin Schnell and Betty Jean Lindemann were married at Trinity Hill Lutheran Church of La Grange by Rev. Theodore Schmidt. Betty liked fishing, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.
On Sunday, July 20, 2008, our dear Lord called Betty Schnell home, at the age of sixty-eight years, nine months, and five days. She is preceded in death by her husband, her father, and her father and mother-in-law, Adlin and Bertha Schnell.
Betty is deeply missed by two daughters and one son, Deborah Lynn Pietsch, and her husband Bobby, of La Grange, Dennis Wayne Schnell, and his wife Marlene, of La Grange, and Beverly Ann McCoy, and her husband Joe, of La Grange; by her mother, Otillie Ann Lindemann, of Johnson City; by eight grandchildren, Keith Allen Schnell, and his wife Grace, of Marble Falls, Brandon Lee, Justin Blake, and Lauren Faye Schnell, all of La Grange, Weston Carl and Whitney Ayn McCoy, of La Grange, Quirt McCoy, and his wife Aleisha, of La Grange, and Joellen McCoy, of Vicoria; by four great-grandchildren, Shaylee, Taylor, and Tori McCoy, and Ty Boedeker; by one goddaughter, Krystal Carrero, of Florida; by one brother, Fred Lindemann, and his wife Peggy, of Rockport; by one sister, Anna Marie Barker, and her husband Delman, of Blanco; and by nieces, nephews, and friends.
Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Cemetery. Active pallbearers for Betty Schnell are Keith Schnell, Brandon Schnell, Justin Schnell, Weston McCoy, Quirt McCoy, and Robert Boening. Honorary pallbearers are Lauren Schnell, Whitney McCoy, and Joellen McCoy.
After the graveside service, family and friends are invited back to our Mt. Calvary Education Building, for a light meal and a time to visit. This is provided by the members of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, and served by the Bereavement Committee of the Mary Martha Guild.