Duane L. Schanbacher ©Enid News and Eagle 11-10-2008 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Funeral for Duane L. Schanbacher will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at First Christian Church, Cherokee, with Dr. Ron Hansen officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the church prior to the service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials. com.
Duane L. Schanbacher ©Cherokee Messenger and Republican 11-09-2008 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
The funeral for Duane L. Schanbacher, 85, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at First Christian Church, Cherokee. Dr. Ron Hansen will officiate. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Visit-ation will be 2-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, with the family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home and at the church prior to the service.
He was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Garber to Murray Guy and Edna Mae Wade Schanbacher and died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.
He married Verna Ruth Farabee April 5, 1947, in Enid. They moved from Idaho to Oklahoma in 1950, making Enid their home. He was a member and an elder of First Christian Church, Cherokee. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a board member at the co-op, a youth sponsor and a church camp member in Guthrie.
Surviving are his wife, Verna Ruth of Cherokee; four children, Dr. Bruce D. Schanbacher of Kearney, Neb., Susan Peterson of Bonney Lake, Wash., Steven Schanbacher of Cherokee, and Brenda Kistler of Andover, Kan.; one sister, Lois Walker of Cherokee; two brothers, Lyle Schanbacher of Cherokee and Dr. Gene Schanbacher of Murray, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Christian Church building fund or Cherokee High School track fund.
Condolences may be made online at www.lanmanmem orials.com.
Verna Ruth Schanbacher © Enid News and Eagle 04-08-2019 Submitted by: Glenn
© Enid News and Eagle
May 16, 1927 - April 3, 2019
Verna Ruth Schanbacher, 91, of Cherokee, Oklahoma, passed away on April 3, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas. She was born in Alfalfa County on May 16, 1927 to Delbert and Goldie Farabee and married to Duane Schanbacher on April 5, 1947. She is the loving mother of four, grandmother of thirteen and great grandmother of eighteen children. In 1954, Duane and Verna Ruth moved to the farm north of Cherokee. In 1985 they built their home east of Cherokee and continued to farm and ranch for many years. Verna Ruth was a longtime member of the First Christian Church where she, in her younger years, was the Sunday School secretary, and she and Duane served as youth group sponsors. She enjoyed being a choir member, was active in CWF and hosted the Tuesday morning women's bible study in her home for many years. Family, music, reading and quilting were her passions. She was a good friend and listener to many in the community as well as a heartfelt second mom to others.
Verna Ruth is survived by Bruce and Nancy Schanbacher of Kearney, Nebraska, their three sons, spouses and seven grandchildren, Susan and Mark Peterson of Bonney Lake, Washington, their two sons, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, Steve and Christy Schanbacher of Cherokee, their three sons, spouses and three grandchildren, and Brenda and Ken Kistler of Andover, Kansas, their two sons and spouses, three daughters, son-in-law and five grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings, Lorene Shippy, Melvin (Bill) Farabee, Jack Farabee and Bob Farabee.
Service for Verna Ruth will be Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at First Christian Church in Cherokee. Burial will follow at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. Viewing and visitation will be Wednesday 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Youth Department of First Christian Church of Cherokee through the funeral home.
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