March 22, 1929 ~ December 8, 2019

Born in: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado

In Memory of Lou Annette Baumgartner Schifferdecker

Pueblo West, Colorado

Lou Ann Schifferdecker, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 8th, 2019. Lou Ann was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother that enjoyed her family and was very proud of all of them. Lou Ann was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 22, 1929, to Ora Lou Steen Baumgartner and Everett Eugene Baumgartner, who preceded her in death.  Her brother, William Charles Baumgartner also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, George Weston Schifferdecker, her daughter Jane, son George, daughter-in-law Laura, grandchildren Jamie, Ashley and Ben and great grandson Preston. Ann is survived by her brother’s wife, Sue; their children and grand children and her cousin Mary Ann Steen Brown and her children and grand children. Ann is a life time member of the Eastern Star and a Methodist. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Ann’s name. George has requested to have a double memorial service with his beloved Ann upon his passing at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hackney, Kansas.

As a young woman, Lou Ann helped her father and family run the Wolcott and Lincoln Grain Elevator in Riverdale, Kansas and worked part-time while going to Wellington High School as a telephone operator. Her father was the Sumner County Kansas Sheriff and Ann’s mother helped her father at the County Court House where they lived, cooking for the prisoners. Ann graduated from Wellington High School in 1947 and from St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1950 as a Registered Nurse. After graduating she married her sweetheart, George, on September 23, 1950, and they moved to Plainview in Wichita, Kansas, where their daughter, Jane was born. Ann worked at the Coleman Company as the night nurse while George finished college at Wichita State. After moving to their own home on Grove in Wichita in 1954, her son, George, was born. Ann went to work as a nurse at St. Joseph’s hospital, until 1958 when her husband was transferred from Boeing to Martin Aircraft in Englewood, Colorado. For years while her children were in grade school she participated in PTA (Parents and Teachers Association) and served as the President for a year. For one year in 1962, the family moved to Wellington, Kansas, where George worked as a representative for the Martin Missile Installations and Ann stayed home and raised Jane and George. Then the family moved back to Littleton, Colorado, in 1963, where George continued working for Martin-Marietta Corporation and Ann was employed by Swedish Hospital as a nurse. In 1965, Ann and her family moved to St. Peters, Missouri, where she worked at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Charles, Missouri and George worked for the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation in St, Louis. In 1969, Ann retired from nursing and began volunteering for the Williams Memorial Church, now known as the Cornerstone Methodist Church in O’Fallon, Missouri. In the 80s, Ann volunteered with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and was their campaign chairman for a couple of years. After George retired in 1992, they moved to Osage Beach, Missouri and remained until 2014, when they moved to Pueblo West, Colorado to be close to their children.

Ann is a life time member of the Eastern Star and a Methodist. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ann’s name to your favorite charity.

George has requested to have a double memorial service with his beloved Ann upon his passing at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hackney, Kansas.

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  1. CandleImageWe received so many lovely cards, with wonderful thoughts, I want to make mention of our friends and neighbors gifts as if they signed the guestbook.

    Queen City Order of Eastern Star and the sister and brothers of the order. (mom was a Rainbow Girl and an Eastern Star all of her life)
    Hal DeSelms – I learned yesterday of the loss of your mother. She must have been a great mother as she raised a very caring, giving daughter. I have been very touched at your compassion and caring for your family. You are in my thoughts.
    Dotty and Danny Buchanan – With sincere sympathy. The Lord heals the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds.
    Psalm: 2-3
    Cornerstone United Methodist Church Care Committee, O’Fallon, Missouri – we send our deepest sympathy for the loss of dear Ann.
    Margery Dudley and Jan Fullerton – We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Enclosed is a check to Meals on Wheels in her honor. Thank you for being an inspiration for all of us.
    Donna and Charles Paulsen – Donna and I are sorry for your loss and will ask for prayers for you and your family at out church. God bless you for caring for your mother all these years.
    Don and Wanda Schifferdecker – Ann was given a very long and hard path to follow. She must now be in a better place. With all the love.
    Ron Pierce – In this time of sorrow, may there be quiet moments that offer peace and soothing memories.
    Frontier Hospice – George and Jane it was a privilege to minister to your dear Ann! I loved playing the harmonica for her. She was a great audience. God’s peace to you in the days ahead. Your friend, Tim and also, Else, Karla, Krystal, Melinda and Janet
    Anthony and Vickie Conte – Please take care of yourself and remember that others are thinking of you and hoping that every day brings you a little more strength, hope and comfort.
    Kathy Jones – May fond memories bring you peace.
    Cindy and Jordan Pacheco – Happy memories live forever!
    Dr. Fernandez, Rick, Jen, Cindy, Billy Jo, Louise, Dannie, Peggy and Jess at Parkview Medical
    Gail and Karl Tameler – We are lifting you in prayers.
    Donna and Greg Lamont – Thinking of you in your sorrow and wishing you strength in the days ahead.
    Dennis and Carolyn Cook – The Lord walks with you.
    Bill Zwick and Ross Koukal – Our thoughts are with you.
    Jeff Chostner – Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. All my very best.

  2. CandleImageWe received so many lovely cards, with wonderful thoughts, I want to make mention of our friends and neighbors gifts as if they signed the guestbook.

    Theresa, Deni, Karen A., Steve N., Cassie, Merline, George C., Fred A., Mike, Jamie, Virginia, Karen K., Elayne, Cindy, Tony, Melissa, Judy, Debbie, Marcia, Gloria, Julie V., Joann, Pamela and Ronnie, Brenda, Tom, Don, Janet G. Dave Marietta, Kris and Carla.

    Thank you everyone at Senior Resource Development Agency and Meals on Wheels. Your comments and cards meant a lot to me and my family. Love you all.

  3. CandleImageAl Shonk – Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Fay Rutledge – Love ya.
    Mike Tuck – Sorry for your loss.
    Linda Johnson – Thinking of you.
    Charles Paulsen – will pray for you and your family.
    Kelly Woodward – Prayers for peace and comfort.
    Lisa Moran – Love you.
    Dot Bridges – Sorry about your mom.
    Gilbert Manzanares – God bless. Prayers for you.
    Romolo Mares
    Doris Houser – Bless you.
    George Roman
    Vickie and Tony Conte – God be with you.
    Steve Cleveland – Best wishes.
    John Cordova – Prayers for you and your loved ones.
    Ron Cortese – My prayers are with you.
    Faye Trevino
    Thom Haney – Best wishes.
    Jean and Paige Gordon – Our prayers are with you.
    Kevin Schaefer – With sympathy.
    Bill Drury
    Verda Roe – So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. CandleImageWe received so many lovely cards, with wonderful thoughts, I want to make mention of our friends and neighbors gifts as if they signed the guestbook.

    Jody Schroll – praying you’re comforted by memories and held close in God’s love as you grieve.
    Debbie Velasco – Simply know that there are many people who are thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Maurice, Karen Jo and Maurice II Survant – Sorry to hear about Ann’s passing. She was a lovely lady.
    Rebecca and John Hodge – With our thoughts and prayers.
    Garren, Ross and DeNardo, Inc. and Staff – Thinking of you and wishing you well during this difficult time.

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