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Roxanna Lee (Finch) Schneider

Published on -9/9/2013, 2:58 PM

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Roxanna Lee (Finch) Schneider, 59, Great Bend, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at her home.

She was born Oct. 29, 1953, in Hays to Robert M. and Betty Jean (Rubendall) Finch. She was a graduate of Hays High School, had a fine arts degree and at one time was an adjunct professor of design at Fort Hays State University. She was an associate of American Society of Interior Designers.

She married William Constand Schneider on Dec. 1, 1973. In the 1970s, they were shareholders and later owners of Bob Finch and Associates Realtors, a Coldwell Banker affiliate. She owned and operated RFS Interiors in Hays, and later worked as a designer for Ethan Allen Galleries and Lazy Boy Galleries, Wichita, while her husband was managing residential real estate offices for J.P. Weigand and Sons. Later, she worked for American Furniture and Design, Colorado Springs, Colo. They moved to Lee's Summit, Mo., and created a property management company that managed units for multiple owners. They lived in Lee's Summit for 20 years prior to retirement, and residing in Great Bend five years ago.

Survivors include her husband, of nearly 40 years, Great Bend; a daughter, Amanda Schneider, Great Bend; five brothers-in-law, Bob J. Young, Wichita, Don Schneider and wife, Donna, Charlestown, Ind., Lee Schneider and wife, Carolyn, Ellinwood, Jay Schneider and wife, Terri, Great Bend, and Jon Schneider and wife, Amye, Bison; two grandsons, William Christopher Schneider and Nicholas Brody Schneider, both of Great Bend; 14 nieces and nephews; 15 grandnieces and nephews; and five great-grandnieces and nephews, as well as many Ellner, Finch, Willis and Ward cousins and best friends, Dr. Roy and Elizabeth Neil and Carol Purdy, Hays.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mura Bette, on April 27, 1975; a sister, Deborah Jean Finch; her mother-in-law, Beth Catherine Schneider; and her sister-in-law, Norma Young.

Graveside inurnment will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays. Services will follow at 1:45 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 2900 Hall, Hays.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to a trust fund for her grandson's future education or the donor's favorite charity in care of Charter Funerals, Great Bend.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.charterfunerals.com/obituary/chgb.

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