Mary Lou Schneckenberger (Terwilliger)
Mary Lou Schneckenberger, the perfect mother and grandmother, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 1, 2018 surrounded by family. Mary Lou, 87, of Charlotte, was born November 6, 1930 in Charlotte, the daughter of Ivan and Doris (Veeder) Terwilliger. She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1948, where she was a proud majorette. She continued her baton twirling at Western Michigan University before marrying her life-long love, Richard Schneckenberger on July 31, 1949. Mary Lou remained a lifelong sports fan, supporting her brother, Wayne “Twig” Terwilliger throughout his long baseball career, even on the field during the Minnesota Twins World Series victories. She was a fierce Tiger Baseball fan, never missing a game, and enjoyed cheering on the MSU Spartans.
Mary Lou enjoyed time spent showing quarter horses with her daughter and granddaughter, and served as secretary for the Michigan Quarter Horse Association (MQHA). She was also MQHA member of the year and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. Throughout her life, she played bridge with a very tight group of longtime friends. Above all, Mary Lou treasured time spent with her family.
Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 68 years, Richard L. Schneckenberger; children, Patti Wright, Mike (Carol) Schneckenberger and Nancy (Kevin) Fullerton; grandchildren, Summer (Vinni) Ingalls, Kalyn Schneckenberger, Sonny (Jeff) Grendel, Ryan Schneckenberger, and Tyger Fullerton; great-grandchildren, Katie Spotts (Hunter Siefert), Shelby Ingalls, Wyatt Ingalls, Brogan Lynn Fullerton and Charley Kay Grendel; great great-grandchildren, Raven and Hazel Siefert; brother, Wayne (Lin) Terwilliger; and niece and nephew, Marcie and Steve Terwilliger.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Richard Michael Schneckenberger; and grandson, Nicholas Michael Spotts.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Pray Funeral Home, with Rev. Phil Hobson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton County Humane Society.
Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Mary Lou on her tribute page at PrayFuneral.com.