Donna Lea Schneider
Sunday 11th of October 1942 - Thursday 3rd of June 2021
Roman Catholic Funeral Mass
Cathedral of Christ the King
299 Colony Boulevard, Lexington, KY
Donna Lea (Stone) Schneider, age 78, of Lexington, Ky passed away peacefully on June 3rd, 2021. Donna is survived by her sister Joanne Ott [Rex] of Burlington, IA; her son Augustine Patrick and wife Emily Schneider along with her beloved grandchildren Alice Parker, Molly Mae, and Ezra Patrick of Richmond, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents Max Osman and Lucille Margaret (Gracey) Stone of Burlington, IA; her husband, Dr. Pat Schneider; and her son Eric Alan Schneider.
Donna was born in Burlington, IA. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Masters degree and was a licensed Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Donna worked as an Oncology nurse for 10 years in Iowa before marrying Dr. Pat Schneider. They moved to Lexington, Ky in 1987 to start their own medical practice at St. Joseph office park. Donna worked alongside Pat as his nurse for over 25 years. Donna tried to retire several times, but we all knew Pat would not be able to run the clinic without her by his side. Donna genuinely cared about their patients, often staying long after their appointments were over to chat. She was also a long-time member of Christ the King. On the weekends, after she slept in, you could find her by the pool or in her flower garden. Donna was also an accomplished quilter and an admittedly terrible baker. She loved Coca-Cola, lobster, and her red sportscars.
Roman Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Cathedral in Lexington, KY on Friday, June 11th at 10:30 AM followed by a graveside service at Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Telford Terrace in Richmond, KY for their diligent and thoughtful care over the last four years of Donna’s life.
My sincerest condolences to the family of Pat and Donna Snyder! Like so many other patients I also consider myself their friend and was involved with them and some of their activities It was always a pleasure to visit their medical office and see the crucifix and other evidence of their Catholic faith!
Sincere condolences to Patrick and Emily and their children. As I worked closely with both Pat and Donna for many years I have such good memories of the fun times we had. They set the bar high for how a medical office should run and I tried to emulate that throughout my career. Their patients were treated like family. Donna was a dear friend and confidante. I am happy they are now United by God’s grace in heaven.
Rest In Peace, Nurse Donna! You were so very sweet, gentle and helpful to me during all those years I was Dr. Schneider’s (your) patient. I miss both of you. And I’m sorry I cried every time I saw a needle coming at me.......
I would have loved to meet her. She had a beautiful smile and super cool hobbies. Rest in Peace.
I loved Dr. Schneider and Donna dearly. I started going to Dr. Schneider when he was located in Woodhill. My husband, my mother, who is no longer with us, also went there. Donna was so intelligent and was excellent at her job. She would talk to my husband about the problems they were having with their pool. They came to my daughter's wedding shower and they came to visitation when my precious mother passed away. Not many doctors would have done that. I know I will see them again in heaven. Terry Durbin
Deborah Conkwright Burtonsays
I just know Pat commandered a huge heavenly welcoming party for his beautiful bride! God bless you, Donna, for all the care and compassion you gave to your patients, the immense love you had for your family, and for helping Pat through all his many activities. May you now get to finally rest in peace and enjoy eternity. Well done, good and faithful servant!!!