Anna Louise Schemine

August 19, 1940 ‒ February 26, 2020

Ostrander, Ohio

Anna Louise Schemine, 79, of Ostrander, Ohio passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 surrounded by her loving family, after an extended illness.

She was born August 19, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, the only daughter to the late Stefan and Alberta (nee Jackson) Schemine.

Anna grew up in Worthington, attended St. Michael Catholic School and later graduated from Bishop Watterson High School in 1958. In 1961 Anna started working at Simmons Mattress Co. of Columbus in Sales Support. She retired in 2004 after 43 years of service. She became a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Delaware after moving into Delaware in 1962.

Anna loved gardening, both indoors and out, tending with love her “jungle” of house plants and sharing the bounty of beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She cared for many a “barn cat” over the years as well as her treasured Norwegian Elkhound dogs. But horses were her greatest passion. She greatly enjoyed owning a few over the years. Her love of harness racing took her to every race of every Jug week since 1961; 2018 being the first year she could not attend due to her health. Amazingly she collected every program from all those races too! Anna especially loved attending harness races at area county fairs and horse shows with her beloved niece Jean, to whom she passed her great love for all things equine.

In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Edythe Schemine, nephew Timothy Doughty, dear family friend Grace King and sister-in-law Meg Schemine.

She is survived and mourned by her brothers, Peter “Pete” Schemine and Stefan Schemine; nieces, Christina (Mark) Reid and Jeaniene Doughty; nephew, Steve (Renee) Schemine; great-niece, Shelby (Jeff) Breneman; and great-nephew, Scott Schemine. They will cherish the memory of her unique personality and try to follow the example of her great devotion to her faith and to all that she had been given to tend.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm Friday, March 6th, 2020 at Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, OH 43015 where a prayer service will be held at 6:45 pm . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Delaware.

Memorial Contributions may be directed towards Ohio Health Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to assist the Schemine family.

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  • Pete, Steve, and family. We are so sorry that Annie has passed. We were blessed to be Pete and Annie’s neighbor for 20 years. I remember so well Annie enjoying taking her beautiful dogs for a walk up and down our driveway. My four kids will never forget how she would often greet them as they got off the bus and give them a piece of candy. I personally will miss her smile, her beautiful flowers, and seeing her sitting out in the metal chairs or on the bench enjoying the fresh air with her family. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. God has gained a gardening angel.

    Pete (and Steve) we are here just a shout away if you need anything at all. We are happy to help in any way we can. Much love.
    Wendy Manning
    The Manning Family, Ted, Wendy, Beau, Tess, Hank & Kate

  • My Dear Friends: Steve and Pete and families, I know how much family meant to you. I was saddened by your loses.
    I didn’t know Annie very well, however I remember being at her home for picnics. What a personable and lovely Lady. For sure she had beautiful flowers, it seems so very long ago now. It really was a long while.
    I will remember each of you in my prayers. I know God will hold and comfort you and yours in his loving arms.
    . Joann (Schwartz) Huffman