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Bill Schoonover

Sep 4th, 1942 - Sep 10th, 2017

Celebration of Life Gathering:  ​2-3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home


     William “Bill” Leo Schoonover, age 75, of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Flora, Illinois, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

     Bill was born September 4, 1942, in Alton, Illinois, the son of David Howard and Agnes Marie (Walton) Schoonover.  He was united in marriage to Donna Gail Richardson Garrett on September 4, 1965, in Flora, and together have shared 52 years of marriage. 

     Bill was a graduate of Flora High School.  He went on to work for White-Rodgers, a division of Emerson, and retired after 44 years of service.  Bill enjoyed genealogy, wine, travel, Blues hockey, and following all forms of sports.

     He is survived by his wife: Donna Schoonover; daughter: Laura Michele Schoonover; sister: Maria Elena “Button” Pemberton (husband Tom); estranged brother: Stephen Howard Schoonover (wife Gayle); 2 sisters-in-law: Kay Sharon Spitzner and Shelley Margaret Garrett Smith; along with a number of nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Sterling “Pat” Garrett and Thelda (Anderson) Garrett Garner; and a niece and 2 nephews.

     A Celebration of Life Gathering for Bill Schoonover will be 2-3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will take place at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia.  Memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Siteman Cancer Center or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory with the family, visit

     The family wishes to thank BJC Hospice and Concierge Home Healthcare Agency for their care and support.


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Martha Ober

September 11th

I'll always remember Bil as my best friend's ( Maria Schoonover Pemberton) big brother. He was always nice to me and my prayers are with Maria and her family.

Chad&Korbi Pemberton

September 12th

Uncle Bill, you were truly one of the best. May you now rest in peace. Prayers to his wife Donna, daughter Luara, and Sister Maria(Button) Pemberton

Nola Hoard Leanna

September 12th

My deepest sympathy to the Maria Elena "Button" Pemberton family and to all Bill's family. So very sorry for your loss.

Becky Stocke

September 13th

Bill was always a friend and classmate of 1960. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Bud & Linda Martin

September 13th

Button and Family: We are very sorry for the loss of your brother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Judi Hardy Hite

September 13th

So sorry for your family. I will always remember growing up with Bill, Button and Steve. Our dads worked together and we only lived 2 blocks apart. Was at their house a lot. Prayers for you all

John & Janie Davis

September 13th

My heart goes out to the family. Sorry for your lost just never seems enough,

Tom Owens

September 13th

He was a cherished member of the class of 1960. May he Rest In Peace!

Eddie & Virginia Lamb

September 13th

You all are in our prayers.

Jim and Ardeth Freeman

September 14th

We wish to send condolences to Donna and all of the family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Barbara Collins

September 14th

Button, I am so sorry about your brother. It is hard to lose a sibling. God bless you.

Joe and Linda Jones

September 14th

Sorry for your loss Button and rest of family. Prayers to all

Donna Kincaid Phillips

September 14th

So sorry Buttons and family for your loss. Your on my thoughts and prayers.

Maureen Wineland

September 14th

Lives pass, but how wonderful the memories that keep us smiling. With love and careful thought for you, Button.

Peggy Barbis

October 13th

It was my great good fortune to have known Bill Schoonover. As a close friend to his daughter, some of the most important moments of my youth were shared with Bill and his family. He helped teach me to drive! He made me laugh and made me try to be a better person and always, always made me feel welcome. My heart goes out to Donna and Laura and the rest of the family.

Ulanda Ruger Bryan

October 22nd

Button so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed being around Bill our class of 1960 will miss him. Prayers for you and his family.

Herb Henson Sr

October 28th

Bill and I grew up as close friends, 6th street buds, class of 1960 in peace ........

Becky Stanford Stocke

November 4th

Bill was a friend and classmate. Remembering the family in my prayers and thoughts.



Chad&Korbi Pemberton&Family
Larry & Sue Williams
Jean Guerrettaz and Mike Patridge
Joe Ellis
Martha Ober
Phil & Jane Henson
Larry Frost
Gary & Jane Lear
Jim @ Brenda Thompson
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Jerry and Mary Ellis
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Elaine Hobbs Wiles
David & Judy Bryden
Kim and Gloria Bratton
Diane Zipay
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
John and Judy Gahan
Steve Smith
Gene & Betty Pieplow
Ross & Kathy Kincaid
Bill & Kay Kitley
Ronnie Jeffries
Tony & Jami Gibbons
Nola Hoard Leanna
Larry and Sue Kramer
Marilyn Stanford
Becky Stocke
Jim and Elaine Smith
Dana and Janet Franklin
Bud & Linda Martin
Troy&Kim Welty and family
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Judi Hardy Hite
Dan "Pogo" Long
Mike & Sharon Rinehart
Eric Young
John & Janie Davis
Jean loeffler
Lenny and Marie Henson
Larry Frost
Berenice Mary Brown
Jason, Alexa, Mariah & Zaine Gibbons
Jenifer, Jerry, Cloey, Hunter, Eli & Elena
Sherry Orel
Robert and Janice Hagen
David & Ellen Schoonover
Linda Jo Dennison Harmon 1960
Jim and Ardeth Freeman
Diana Pemberton
Maureen Wineland
Joann Stanford
Sandy & Willie Thompson
Patti Tackitt ORyan
Ulanda Ruger Bryan
Herb and Becky Henson Sr
Don Guerrettaz
Dave and Linda Thompson
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Lisa Carter and Joyce Cook
Tara Race
Becky Stanford Stocke


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