Allen F. Schneider, Sept. 27, 1935 -- Jan. 14, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Allen F. Schneider, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Kansas City, Mo., a son of Wesley Allen and Frances D. (Tucker) Schneider. He died Jan. 14 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville at the age of 73.

He joined the Army in 1956 and earned entrance to the United States Military Academy through competitive exams. Later he worked in bank operations in New York City and Kansas City and retired from Armco Steel in Kansas City. The Schneiders moved from Belton, Mo. to Holiday Island in 1998. He was a charter member of the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church, Old Coots Golf League and HIMGA.

Allen is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol Ann Schneider of the home, a son, Allen Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., daughter, Margaret Anne Schneider of Belton, Mo. and daughter, Katie Stinnett of Branson, Mo.; three grandchildren, Laura Schneider of Kansas City, Mo., Trevor and Caitlin Knoblauch of Branson, Mo.; three brothers, David L. Schneider of Hemet, Calif., Michael Edwards of Independence, Mo., Marc Edwards of Largo, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Steward of LaMonte, Mo.; and a mother-in-law, Elizabeth Huston of Holiday Island; several other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life service was held Jan. 17 at Holiday Island Presbyterian Church with Rev. Clare M. Kelley officiating. Military recognition was by the Walker-Wilson American Legion Post No. 9 of Eureka Springs. Memorial donations may be made to the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 111 Valley Dr., Holiday Island, AR 72631. Online condolences may be sent to the family at