Karen Schantz

Karen Schantz, 82, of Wapello passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Wapello Specialty Care.   Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Wapello Cemetery.  A memorial has been established.  Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello are caring for Karen’s arrangements.

Karen Jean Trier was born on March 30, 1939 at the Washington County Hospital, the daughter of Charles Cleo and Ruth Kathryn (Picken) Trier.  Karen was a 1956 graduate of West Chester High School.  On December 28, 1962, she was united in marriage to John Joseph Schantz.  Karen was the owner and operator of The Grandview Country Café for over 15 years; she was involved in Shriner’s with her husband, John and in her earlier years bowling.   Her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Karen is survived by her children, Cindy Singleton, Greg (Cathy) Greiner, Jeanne (Paul) Nichols, Chris (Kenny) Freeman, Julie Rich and John Jr. (Joellen) Schantz; 16 grandchildren, Stacey (Michael) Briggs, Michael (Jennifer) Singleton, Cody (Kenna) Greiner, Ryan (Jennifer) Greiner, Megan (Jay) Smith, Kori (Alex) Buffington, Britney (David Klein) Yotter, Bailey (Cameron Kemmer) Yotter, Caleb Spate, Carley (Chris) Rapp, Jacie (Kevin Essig) Spate and Jamie (Jack Stefanski) Spate; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh, Annaka, Jaxton, Chase, Sinjn, Bentley, Hudson, Olive, Sam, Jude and one more great-grandson on the way; siblings, Sharon (Gail) Niffenegger, Dick (Ruth) Trier, Joelyn Zickefoose and John (Nancy) Trier and brother-in-law, Gilbert Brown.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John on November 28, 2007; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dillon and Peg Schantz and brother-in-law, Les Zickefoose; son-in-law, Mike Singleton and sister, Margaret Brown.