Woodward, Okla. ó Vada Zo (Covalt) Schnoebelen, 71, died at her home in Woodward, Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 16, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peters Catholic Church in Woodward. A prayer vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2009 in the St. Peters Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Mooreland Cemetery with Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Vada Zo Covalt Schnoebelen was born April 9, 1938, north of Mooreland to Paul and Edna (Lewis) Covalt. She grew up near Mooreland and attended Pleasant Valley Grade School northwest of Mooreland through third grade. She then attended Mooreland Schools, graduating from high school in 1956.
She and James Omer Schnoebelen were united in marriage at Buffalo on December 1, 1957.
They resided in Alva and then Preston, Kansas where Jim had his first teaching position. They lived in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, for 33 years before moving to Woodward in 1996.
Vada went to beauty school in Enid after high school and worked at Oliverís Beauty Shop in Woodward and other beauty shops in Alva. She worked as an interior/exterior painter while living in Medicine Lodge.
She enjoyed being with family, following her grandchildrenís activities and gardening. She also enjoyed spending time with her mother, Edna Covalt; playing cards and frequenting casinos with her daughter, Shelly.
Vada was active in church functions and Bridge Club. It was her family and grandchildren which gave her the most enjoyment in life.
Vada is survived by her husband, Jim, of the home in Woodward; son, Kelly, and wife, Kim of Mooreland; daughter, Shelly Waddell of Woodward; mother, Edna Covalt of Mooreland; sister, Pat Covalt of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Kye Schnoebelen of Norman, Kory Schnoebelen of Woodward, Curtis Waddell and wife, Amanda, of Mooreland and Kent Waddell and wife, Crystal, of Woodward, and great grandchildren, Kylie Paxton Kinsey, Mandy Dawn Waddell and Jack Alan Waddell.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Covalt; two sons, Kent Paul and Gregory Omer, a son-in-law, Tom Waddell, and one great granddaughter, Addison Waddell.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials may be made to the Woodward Hospital Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
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