Mary Frances Schnaak

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mary Frances (Underwood) Schnaak, 83, of Ormond Beach, Fla., passed away on November 30, 2013

Mary was born September 27, 1930, in Piggott, Ark., the daughter of Jimmy Underwood and Ethel (Cox) Underwood. She graduated from Piggott High School in 1948 and married Ernest H. Schnaak in June 1953. Together, they raised five boys. Her contributions towards the betterment of those family, friends and strangers who crossed her path will be remembered always.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, James Etheridge Underwood, Leon W. Underwood and Jimmy Gene Underwood.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest H. Schnaak; sons, Robert Neil Schnaak and wife Jean of Raleigh, N.C., Allen Wayne Schnaak and wife Linda of Lawrenceville, Ga., James Bruce Schnaak and partner Eugene (Buz) Smith of Ormond Beach, Fla., Jeffrey Karl Schnaak and wife Suzanne of Ormond Beach, Fla. and Brian Frances Schnaak and wife Denice of Jackson, N.J.; brothers, Herschel Underwood of Chesterfield Township, Mich., Gerald Underwood of Palm Bay, Fla., Charles Underwood of Piggott, Ark. and Larry Underwood of Derby, Kan. She is also survived by her two sisters Jan Lea Mann of Piggott, Ark. and Betty Cash of Panama City, Fla. Her ten grandchildren include Adriane Lea Highfill, Capt. David Nelson Schnaak, Jenny Lanier Schnaak, Lindsay Bennett Schnaak, Peter Karl Schnaak, Daniel Christian Schnaak, Roman Jefferson Schnaak, William Coleman Schnaak, Jake Matthew Schnaak, and Benjamin Axel Schnaak. She has two great grandchildren, Madelyn Robin Highfill and Lillyn Grace Highfill.

Memorial donations may be given to: Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center Brain Bank, 1506 Lake Highland Dr., Orlando, Fla., 32803

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Ormond in the Pines and Vitas Hospice for the loving care that was provided during Mary's final months with us.