Patricia Louise “Patti” (Pohl) Schneider

October 19, 1962 ‒ December 23, 2014

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Patricia Louise “Patti” (Pohl) Schneider peacefully passed away in her Lexington home Tuesday, December 23, 2014 surrounded by family after a courageous fight with cancer. She was 52.

She was born October 19, 1962 to parents Kenneth & Ruth (Armstrong) Pohl in Geneva. Patti was graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1981. On August 31, 1985, she married Christopher Schneider. They had almost 23 wonderful years together until he passed away July 13, 2008 following his own battle with cancer. They are together again.

Patti was a legal secretary for attorneys Steve Cockley & Jim TyTree where she worked for over two decades and took pride in her work. She was content to spend an entire day on her own. Her caring heart was well known to her friends and family, but in an age of over-sharing Patti’s demeanor was humble and quiet.

In spare time, she enjoyed taking long drives down country roads, hunting for antiques, and staying up late to play computer games. But above all, Patti cherished her dog Kirby and cat Samantha. She loved anything considered Classic Americana and Disney.

With her husband, Patti enjoyed being a member of the Mansfield Sailing Club.

She is survived by her daughter Ashlea Schneider of Lexington; her parents Kenneth & Ruth Pohl of Mansfield; a sister Cynthia (Doug) Bower of Mexico; an uncle John (Peggy) Armstrong of Ottawa, KS; in-laws Dan & Barbara Schneider, and Judy Schneider all of Mansfield; and longtime friends David & Sandy Homer of Lexington.

Patti was preceded in death by her first husband Charles R. Crosby; and her second husband Chris Schneider.

A memorial service honoring her life will be held 12 noon Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Rev. Faith Proietti will officiate and friends are invited to call beginning at 10 a.m.

A true animal lover, contributions in Patti’s memory to the Richland County Humane Society may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Patti’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • patty we will miss you! When I think of great friends you and Chris top the list. Hugs to you both love yall

  • When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven. Rest in peace Patti with Chris by your side. You shall be missed. Love and Hugs

  • We will all miss You Patti, along with Chris. you are both dearly loved and I will never forget all the fun and good times!!

  • We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.
    Judy (Hobbs) and Gerald Briscoe

  • There will only ever be one Patti! Such a special person, so kind and loyal and a wonderful employee and friend. We will dearly miss you. Love you so much! Our prayers are with your family as we know how much you will be missed.

  • Patti will be very much missed. I remember when we all lived on Holiday Hill & our kids when to school together & played together. My thoughts & prayers are will all the family.

  • Patti was a great friend. She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Ken, Ruth and Ashlea our prayers and thoughts are with you now and forever.

  • So sorry to hear of Patti’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and loved ones. Soar high with your angel wings Patti!
    The Stiteler’s

  • You were such a wonderful person. Heaven has been granted a beautiful angel.

  • I am truly sorry for the loss of your daughter, sister, mother, and friend. I know that you will miss her very much. May she rest in peace.

  • Thinking of the entire family with deepest sympathy and hoping it provides you with comfort to know that others share in your sorrow. I knew Patti for many years and was shocked and saddened to hear the news. May God surround you with His peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Dear Cindi,
    I am so very sorry to learn of the your loss. My deepest and most sincere sympathies to you and your entire family.
    Diann McGarvey

    • Thank you so much, Diann! I appreciate that you took the time to send your condolences.

      I hope you and your family are doing well.


  • I was deeply Saddened to hear about the Loss of Patti. I had not seen her in many years. I was a Friends of her 1st Husband Chuck Crosby. (RIP) I remember the first time I met her. I liked her right away. Her smile would Light up a room! Thru our many talks & laughs I Grew to Love her as A Good Friend! I know Chuck Loved her so Very Much! Then Many years Later I saw her 2nd Husband, Chris died, I read it in the Newspaper & Looked Their phone number up & called her offering my Condolences &. I told her who I was & we had a Nice chat & a lot reminiscing & laughing about The Good Old Days ! I thought it was only a few years ago, It did not seem like it had been 6 years ago that I had talked to her, Time Flies! I always enjoyed talking & laughing with Patti a lot! She was always so Sweet & Kind! She will be Greatly Missed By Everyone who was Lucky Enough to Know Her!! RIP Patti, You are Loved & Missed so Very Much!!

  • I met Patti back in 1st grade and we grew to be very close friends then became family. I am truly going to miss her. I have so many good memories of all the good times we have had together. She was such a good person. RIP Patti. Ashlea, Ruth, Ken, and Cindy I have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Ken and Ruth, and Cindi I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Patti, we have memories of our kids playing together. I lived across he street at 22 Darby St/ in Lexington. It has been many years, but we made many happy memories.

    I live in Delaware, Ohio now, 769 Brittany Drive, Del.Oh. 43015. Lori also lives here in Delaware, and Todd lives in Texas.

    Please know our prayers are with you and pray that God will help heal your sorrow.

  • Blessings to the family ..

    Indeed Patti will be missed ! She was my very first sister in law, and my favorite. We had many great conversations. Her first husband Chuck, my brother and her at the time were inseparable. Rob Stake you are right Chuck loved Patti with everything in him. Just this past year we talked about going on a houseboat together as a little get a way. She would always beat me at playing angry birds. I could not have asked for a more perfect sister in law. RIP Patti !!! You will be missed.

    Jeri region winland