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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 www.frankandbright.com.
The family wishes to thank BJC Hospice and Concierge Home Healthcare Agency for their care and support.
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.
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
My deepest sympathy to the Maria Elena "Button" Pemberton family and to all Bill's family. So very sorry for your loss.
Bill was always a friend and classmate of 1960. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Button and Family: We are very sorry for the loss of your brother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
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
My heart goes out to the family. Sorry for your lost just never seems enough,
He was a cherished member of the class of 1960. May he Rest In Peace!
You all are in our prayers.
We wish to send condolences to Donna and all of the family. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Button, I am so sorry about your brother. It is hard to lose a sibling. God bless you.
Sorry for your loss Button and rest of family. Prayers to all
So sorry Buttons and family for your loss. Your on my thoughts and prayers.
Lives pass, but how wonderful the memories that keep us smiling. With love and careful thought for you, Button.
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.
Button so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed being around Bill our class of 1960 will miss him. Prayers for you and his family.
Bill and I grew up as close friends, 6th street buds, class of 1960 grads...rest in peace ........
Bill was a friend and classmate. Remembering the family in my prayers and thoughts.