Vada (Nye) Schwendau
April 08, 1926 ‒ May 01, 2020
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Vada (Nye) Schwendau, age 94 formerly of Mt. Vernon passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at Parkside Village in Westerville.
She was born on April 8, 1926 in Columbus to Charles Wendel and Ruth Marie (Kuhlwein) Nye. Graduated from North High School in Columbus in 1943 and The Ohio State University in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.
She was a Public Health Nurse with the Columbus Board of Health until she married Edward H. Schwendau of Chicago, Illinois on October 7, 1950, and moved to the Chicago area. She retired as a certified teacher/nurse consultant form the Barrington, Illinois School District. Vada also served as a Red Cross Nurse volunteer and Salvation Army Volunteer. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Mt. Vernon. She was also a life member of both The Ohio State University Alumni Association and The Ohio State University Nurses Alumni Society.
Vada is survived by son Mark (Karen) Schwendau of Byron, IL, daughter Debra (Gene) Jackson of Nokomis, FL, grandchildren: Kendra (Nathan) Asbury of Rockford, IL, Kyle (Abbey) Jackson of Marietta, GA, Katie (Jordan) Shaver of North Port, FL, and Trevor Schwendau (Helen Aly) of St. Louis, MO. Also survived by 7 precious great-grandchildren: Blakely, Ellowyn and Rylen Asbury, Keller and Isabella Vada Jackson, and Joslyn and Brynley Shaver. Vada also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Betty Nye and niece Kathy Nye Bixler, and nephew Steve (Claudia) Nye.
Vada was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, brother, Wendell on April 26th, parents Ruth and Charles, and an infant sister.
Services will be observed privately by her family on Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury with graveside services to follow in Mt. Liberty Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr #170, Columbus, Ohio 43231 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215 in Vada’s memory.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com