OBITUARY ~ ALTHEA RAMONA "MONA" (HINELINE) SCHAD
January 30, 1922 ~ August 27, 2011
Althea Ramona (Mona) SCHAD, daughter of James Franklin HINELINE and Martha Green HINELINE, was born January 30,
1922 at Florence, Nebraska. After graduating from high school, Mona married Earle N. SCHAD on December 2, 1948
in Creston, Iowa. Mona was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.
Survivers include her husband Earle SCHAD of Mount Ayr; sons Larry D. (Joyce) SCHAD of Creston, Iowa and Gary
R. (Carol Lee) SCHAD of Kansas City; 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mona was cremated and services with burial at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery at Shannon City, Iowa.
Memorials are to the Salvation Army; Hope Ministries; and Beacon of Life.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of
Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, September 1, 2011
OBITUARY ~ ALTEHA RAMONA "MONA" (HINELINE) SCHAD
The light of my life has gone out for my life's love, but a soft, gentle comforting glow remains, it will never
go out. She is on her way to forever. Soon I will catch up with that glow and we will be together forever.
I will miss the love of my life, but I will have so many wonderful memories that will occupy my remaining time
here on this earth.
We were meant for each other. We spent nearly 63
years together. She kept me on the straight and narrow. When I started to rave and rant, she quietly said,
"Stop it," and I knew from the tone of her voice that the order would be obeyed so I stopped it.
side by side through all those years.
We were both born to poor parents but our lives only gradually got
better from conception to our final years. We went through the hard life only to reach the more fortunate
part of our life after retirement. Our last years were much better than the past ones.
My desire was
to see her retired as much as me. We moved to Maple Ridge and my goal was attained. But she still washed our
clothes. I cannot believe how fortunate we have been.
She wanted to go first. She did not want to live
without me. Cancer solved that for her. She didn't know she had it. She did not want to go through treatment.
She was never in pain. She was kept comforted and it all came about within a couple of weeks.
I stayed with
her to the end and held her hand until the end came at 1:15 a.m. the morning of August 26.
How fortunate we have been.
Althea Ramona Hineline was born in Florence, Nebraska to James F. and Martha GREEN
HINELINE on January 30, 1922. She received her education in the Florence schools through 10th grade.
She took a GED course and graduated with her youngest son at the old Afton high school.
She was the fifth
child of nine children. She had four brothers and five sisters. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in
death as did her parents.
She is survived by her loving husband; two sons, Larry D. and wife Joyce of Creston,
Iowa and Gary R. and wife Carol Lee of Shell Knob, Missouri; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
sisters, Mary DAVIS of Atlantic, Iowa and Norma HATCHER of Hindsville, Arkansas; other relatives; numerous
nieces and nephews, and many friends.
She was a quiet gentle soul. She loved us all with all her heart and
soul. She worked beside me on the farm and loved the farm life. She was a great gardener and had a yardfull
of flowers. I taught her to shoot a rifle and shotgun and she had a dead eye. One day she opened her porch
door and faced a badger not six feet away. In checking the cattle one day, she came upon a sleeping coyote
and both were very surprised.
She loved working with the cattle. She put hay bales in the elevator for me
and she drove the tractor.She left the city out of her life.
She was a thrifty person. I would say, "Mona, why don't you get some better clothes?" Her answer was, "These
will do." She neverin all our married years asked me to take her any place. I would say,"Shouldn't we go see
your parents?" and she would say, "I suppose so." She was always satisfied with things as they were. Most
times we never went any place without each other.
What a wonderful person. She loved me for whatever reason and I
We bid you a fond farewell, Mona.~ Earle SCHAD
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