Elvi Schroeder went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2016 from Country Place in Chanute, Kansas.
Elvi was born September 1, 1922, the daughter of John and Anna (Brunstrom) Isakson. She grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin and graduated from high school there in 1940. She was employed as a secretary at the Waukesha Motor Company from 1940 to 1945. On July 20, 1945, she married Philip V. Schroeder in Waukesha and he survives. Following their marriage they lived in Wichita, Kansas and lived there until 1953 when Phil was transferred to Independence and have resided there ever since.
She was the Administrative Assistant at the First United Methodist Church from 1973 until 1981. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women serving as treasurer for many years, a member and past president of Chapter DA, P.E.O., Independence Historical and Art
Museum, and Friends of the Library. When her children were young she was a Sunday School teacher, a Cub Scout den mother, and active in the local PTA. She enjoyed handwork and embroidered quilts for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, plus being an avid reader, an excellent cook, and bridge player.
Besides her husband, Elvi is also survived by a daughter, Susan Harwood, Chanute, two sons, Robert (Diana) and Thomas (Deborah), Independence, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother and sister, and her son in law, Robert.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 25 from 6:30-8:00 P.M. at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and a Celebration of Life service will be Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Independence First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist church, Independence, KS or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and memorials may be left with the Chapel.
Webb & Rodrick Chapel & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.