Frances J. Schroeder, 86, of Chatham Twp., Ohio passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Akron City Hospital. She was born in Solon, Ohio on February 24, 1927 to Guy A. and Agnes E. Sperry Arnold and had lived most of her life in the Chatham area.
She was a 1945 graduate of Chatham High School and married her husband Albert on October 20, 1946 in the Chatham United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Chatham Community Church and past member of Chatham Fire Dept. Auxiliary.
Surviving include her husband, Albert; children, Linda (Ron) Emhoff of Tacoma, Washington, Mike (Mary Ann) Schroeder of Londonberry, New Hampshire, Julie (Wes) Emch of Kent, Ohio, Guy Schroeder of Spencer, Ohio, Marti (James) Brenza of Delaware, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Dave, Sara, Andrew, Amanda, Samantha, Nicole and Stephanie; four great-grandchildren; brother, Alvin Arnold of Medina, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by grandson, Navy Corpman Luke Emch, killed in action in Iraq; and sisters, Alta Carlson and Mildred Northrup.
Funeral Service will be Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11 A.M. at the Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi, Ohio Pastor Patty Silva will officiate.
Burial will follow at Chatham Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 11. 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Semper Fi Fund for Wounded Marines at www.semperfifund.org.
Online memorials may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com.