Beverly Ann Schnormeier

February 16, 1935 ‒ November 22, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Graceful is defined as elegance and beauty of form, manner, movement and speech, this best describes Ann Schnormeier. Beverly Ann Schnormeier, of Gambier, wife of Theodore H. Schnormeier, mother of David (Doris) Schnormeier, and Kimberly Schnormeier, died Wednesday November 22, 2017 at her home, overlooking her gardens and surrounded by her family.

In keeping with Ann’s wishes the family will observe a private service at Schnormeier Gardens at a later date. Although no public services will be held in Ann’s memory, her family hopes that you will remember her in your own special way.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Ann’s name to the charity of your choice.

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The Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon are honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Beverly Ann Schnormeier.

  • We are so sad to hear of the passing of Ann. She was so sweet and gentle. Our family is praying for you Ted and your family during this difficult time.

  • My family and I will be eternally grateful for the kindness and grace shown to us by Ann in the time we knew her as both a neighbor and friend. We loved walking through her gardens and the conversations we had with Ann along the way. The Schnormeier Gardens served to us as both home and sanctuary when we needed it most – it shall stand in our memories just as much as our fondness of Ann and, while our hearts are broken, we are as much the better for knowing her at all.

  • Kim & Dave,
    As you know your mother was a wonderful woman and was loved by many people. You were so lucky to have her as your mother. It was my honor to have worked with her on The Foundation for KCH Board and also the KCH Hospital Board. You can be very proud of the things your parents have done to make Knox County a better place to live. Your mother will never be forgotten.

    Ann was a wonderful woman and I would like to thank you for sharing her with us. Everyone she touched is a better person for having ment her. It was my honor to have worked with her. Together you both have done wonderful things for Knox County and we are forever grateful. I will truly miss Ann and will cherish the time I spent with her and the wonderful memories.

  • We are very sad to learn this.
    I’ve been fortunate to know Ann and Ted for years now. What a quietly dynamic couple.
    I worked closely with Ann during the furnishing part of their home and enjoyed both of them immensely.
    Upon visiting the Gardens a few years ago, Ann graciously took my party through for a tour.
    What a true Lady.
    She certainly will be missed, and thought about often.
    Our heartfelt condolences go to Ted and family.

  • Ted and Family,

    We are deeply sorry to hear the loss of such a wonderful person. Ann will be deeply missed. She was an extraordinary woman. We will miss seeing her smile and little visits we have had over the years. Always looked forward to seeing her. Ann will forever remain in our hearts.

    Muskingum Window Service Family
    Randy, Darion , Ashley and the boys Reggie and Brewster

  • David, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mother was loved and appreciated by so many people. Her memory lives on in the beautiful gardens. Blessings my friend.

  • In describing Ann, one can only speak in superlatives. She was kind and caring, smart and elegant. If I were to look for a mentor, I could think of none better. She always lived by her core beliefs, the betterment of humanity,helping those in need, and supporting the community in which she lived.
    She will leave a hole in so many people’s heart and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    My condolences to her husband, children and extended family.

  • I was honored to have known Ann. She was gracious, lovely and smart. My thoughts are with Ted and family and friends.

  • I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. – Robert Fulghum

    While I did not know Ann personally I was fortunate enough to visit the gardens. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. Many prayers and thoughts for the family.

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. As a student of the bible and having experienced the pain of losing loved ones myself I take comfort in the bible’s promise found at John 5:28,29. It’s my hope that these verses bring you comfort as well.

  • Sending prayers for strength and comfort to your family and to all the souls Ann touched with her life.

    My memories of Ann and how she impacted my life bring a smile through the tears. Ann was one of the first women I met upon moving to Ohio. I was a young wife uprooted to a community where I knew no one. I met Ann at Woman in Focus, a safe place she helped to create where women could mentor and learn from each other. Ann took me under her wing. She showed me how to be determined, yet be a fierce advocate, yet weather a storm, yet remain graceful.

    She never flinched when she rode in my old jalopy of a car, and laughed while sharing tips when I rode the clutch and lurched the car all over town. She introduced me to the healing powers of Boyd’s Bears and surprise lunch outings “just because.” She shared stories of joy and angst about a “small” remodeling and garden project she was working on at home. Yet, she always remained humble and thankful for the life, family and friends she cherished so much.

    Ann will continue to be one of the most influential women I have ever known, and I am grateful for the lessons of love and community service she shared that have made me the woman I am today.

    I am so sad that we have lost another light in our community and this world. Our loss is heaven’s gain. Til we meet again…

  • Such a beautiful heart, with so much people wisdom. Surrounding Ted, Dave, Doris, Dylan, Kim & Family with love, Peace and compassion.

  • Words will never be enough to express how heavy my heart is with the news of Ann’s passing. She was a wonderful , inspiring woman who turned everything she touched into something beautiful. We will forever be blessed to have known such an amazing woman and to have had the opportunity to have my life and lives of my children , touched by such an incredible soul and to share such a beautiful place to call home.

    Ted, Dave, Doris & family , I am so very sorry for your loss.
    She will be dearly missed and forever loved .

  • On behalf of the American Conifer Society Central Region we extend our condolences and wish to express our deepest appreciation to you and Ann for hosting the 2016 national meeting under trying circumstances. Words cannot express our gratitude.

    Byron Baxter
    American Conifer Society
    Central Region President

  • So sorry for your loss. Nothing can prepare you for the devastating feelings and the sense of loss you are feeling, but take courage. In addition to the family, friends, and your wonderful memories, you can trust in God to help you through your difficulty now, and the times ahead of you. God invites you to, “throw all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” May the God of all comfort, comfort you so that you may be a comfort to others. (1 Peter 5:7; 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

  • Ted, Dave, Doris, Dylan, & Kim, Ann was such a lovely and kind person to everyone she met and graced with her company. I know her passing feels like a loss but she was a true gift to you all and will live on in all the best of you.
    My heart and prayers are with you. Please know I’m here if you need a friend or someone to remember her fondly. Ann is soaring again in a blessed placed.
    With love and a hug, Christy Samples

  • Ted & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Ann was a beautiful sweet lady. Live with all your wonderful memories.
    Vicki Coleman

  • I was very sad to hear that Ann had passed away. I met her when I was younger and active at the Congregational Church. She was such a friendly, kind, and delightful person and she brightened up the room by being there. My sincere condolences to Ted and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dave,
    I only met your mother once when we toured the gardens. She was indeed very gracious and helpful. Please know you and your family have my sincere condolences at this trying time.
    Ron & Gayle Beck

  • oh dear Ted:Janand I were so sad to hear of ann’s death–we only learned of it from a facebook posting.She was a very special lady and sure gave it a good fight!You are in our loving thoughts!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I was in a study group with Ann. She was such a loving and kind person and contributed so much to our group. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • My condolences Ted to you and your family. Ann was a lovely lady who touched many lives. She will be greatly missed.

  • Ann, you left this world more beautiful than you found it. We should all try to learn from this legacy. Thank you for sharing your strength and your gardens with so many families far and wide.

    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Schnormeier family.

  • I’m so,so sorry to hear about Ann. I sat beside her at so many KCHboard meetings that it just became “her” seat. How very empty it will be now. We talked about our so very diverse lives and enjoyed seeing each other each month. I hoped she was going to beat the illness that she handled with such grace. We are all the better for knowing Ann. Ted, all the sympathy to you and yours who will miss her the most.

  • So sorry to see the loss of beautiful Ann. She will be missed by so many. Thoughts are deeply with you Ted and family.

  • Dave, sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Ann was a special person. She will be sorely missed by us and many other people. It was a joy and a privilege to have been invited into her life. God bless.

  • Dear Ted – I just heard the news today. You have my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for you and the family. Ann was the epitome of class, style, and elegance – combined with a gracious and warm spirit. She was always so kind and was quick with an encouraging word, a humorous quip, and an infectious smile. May God’s comfort be especially near to you in these days.

  • Ted, you always complimented me on my work during my time at the Buchwald Center front desk, particularly regarding the gallery. Your kind words meant a lot as we would tour the gallery together and talk about the current show. You and Ann were always so gracious during your visits. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and camaraderie.

    I received the news of Ann’s passing while traveling with someone close to me. I wept in the passenger seat as I shared about her kind spirit, quiet strength and warm presence. I said a prayer for your family. Then I mentioned her smile and found myself smiling. She left such a lovely impression on my heart.

  • Ted, I am so sorry to hear about Ann’s illness and passing. Ann was a beautiful, smart and gracious woman. She was filled with kindness, many interests and lots of love. Her presence will be forever felt in the amazing Schnormeier Gardens you created together. I will always remember my days visiting you both there. Thinking of you during this very sad time.