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Ruth Lillian Schneider

December 15, 1948 - July 19, 2013

Ruth Lillian Schneider, 64, of Nixa, formerly of Jefferson City, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Magnolia Square Nursing Home in Springfield, Mo. She was born December 15, 1948, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Beck) Schnieder. Ruth worked for the Department of Revenue in the office of Taxation from April 1967 until her retirement in August 2002. In 1978, she became a supervisor in the Collections Department where she retired after 35 years of committed service to the state. She was a lifetime resident of Jefferson City, until she relocated to Nixa, Mo. in 2004. Ruth was an avid bird watcher having at least six to eight bird feeders in her backyard, when she wasn't watching the birds you could find her either shopping or having lunch with her sister or on Wednesday's, playing Bunco with her friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at Silver Dollar City. Survivors include two sisters: Dorothy Tate and husband Denis of Springfield, Mo. and Betty Reinke and husband Chris of Twins Falls, Idaho; two nieces; two nephews; six great-nieces and two great-nephews. Private family services and Interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Mo. Expression of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com

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