Linda Mae Schneider April 18, 1971 ~ May 9, 2013

Linda Mae Schneider, 42, of Hindsville passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the home.

She was born April 18, 1971 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of James and Marilyn Bielefeld Griffin.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an attorney.

Linda was preceded in death by her father, James Griffin.

Survivors include her mother, Marilyn Griffin of Jonesboro, AR; her husband, Andrew Schneider of the home; 3~children, Noah Schneider of Fayetteville, Levi and Gabe Schneider both of the home; 1~brother, Curtis Griffin of Jonesboro, AR and 1~sister, Laura Tosh of Jonesboro, AR.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM Monday, May 13, 2013 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville  with Pastor John Antony officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM with rosary at 6:00 PM., at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    Denise Zuber » 11. May, 2013

    Linda was such a good person who tried to please everyone she came in contact with. She was a friend that will be dearly missed. Andy the road ahead will be tuff, but God is with you and the boys.

    Cindy Mathis » 11. May, 2013

    Linda was a great wife, mother, daughter, attorney and friend. She was so very proud of her family and always had a story to tell. When we worked together, every time we talked there was laughter. That’s what I will miss the most about her and remember her for. Her laugh and her sense of humor. Many prayers to the family and my heartfelt condolences. We were all blessed to have known her.

    Michele Null » 11. May, 2013

    Linda was a great attorney, wonderful mother and good friend. She always went out of her way to help others. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family and friends.

    Shauna Otis » 11. May, 2013

    Linda was such a good person and will be missed.Will keep the family in prayers.

    Don & Ruth Throesch » 11. May, 2013

    Our prayers and thoughts are with Andy, children and all the family.

    Kim Adams » 12. May, 2013


    Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys.

    Kim Lowe Adams

    Laura Blocker » 12. May, 2013

    Andy & Boys -

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Laura, Bryan, Jared, & Rachel Blocker

    Allison McElroy » 12. May, 2013

    Linda was my high school classmate. She was always sweet, smiling, genuine and so smart! She will be missed, and I am praying for all of her friends and family at this difficult time. She will not be forgotten.

    Angie Pruitt-BoBo » 12. May, 2013

    Linda & several other classmates, & I spent every elementary birthday with each other and other holidays as well. They are cherished times we had growing up at Valley View school. Keeping her family in our prayers.

    Tonya Dowry-Allen » 12. May, 2013

    We’be made memories to last a life time. We’ve laughed together and cried together.I will miss you and always cherish the time we had together. I will see you in heaven.

    Martha and Mickey stafford » 12. May, 2013

    All of you are in my prayers. My heart is broken for all of you. We are out of town and just found out about Linda s death. Words can never be enough at a time like this we sure don’t understand God s plan in this. I have lifted all of you to God to help you with strength. Linda was such a great person and will truly be missed by all that knew her thinking and praying for you all

    Sylvia Richards » 12. May, 2013

    Please know that my prayers are with all of you. May a Peace that is beyond our understanding be present to comfort and guide you.

    kathleen guynn » 12. May, 2013

    Dr. Schneider
    Words cannot begin to express my sorrow for you and your family at this time. Just know that you all are in my prayers and thoughts daily. God bless each of you as your fait gets you through this time .

    Kelli Thompson Evans » 12. May, 2013

    Linda was a school classmate and friend, I can remember her saying she wanted to be a lawyer/judge, seems to me she knew what she wanted from life and strived to meet those goals. I cherish the memories of going thru school together, and only wish we had been closer friends in our adult lives. My prayers go out for her family to be comforted during their loss.

    Paul » 12. May, 2013

    Andy, you and yours are in my prayers. As people of faith, we know Linda basking in the Lord’s presence as she basked in the Sun in this life. As people of faith, we support each other in this Body of Christ in which we are part, and in which we find strength. My prayer for you and your sons is peace. Peace in the sure knowledge that Linda may not be here in body, but she is very much and always will be here with you in spirit, changed but not gone. May he hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Kay Taylor » 12. May, 2013

    Andy and boys, Marilyn, Curtis, & Laura,
    I have worked for years with Marilyn at the library….we all shared our children growing up, good times & bad just like family. Marilyn’s illness & retirement has left whole in our lives. And Linda’s continuing on her journey before anyone was ready for her to go has touched us all, too. She was so concerned for her mother and trying to find the best care for her. I remember Linda & her smile. I remember when Noah was born. I remember when she found you, Andy, & how excited she was with her plans. We all celebrated when she graduated from law school. We were all so worried & concerned with her heart & health issues. She was working on cases in Memphis, maybe 3 years ago, & came to our Christmas party with Marilyn. I sat with them & visited & caught up on all of your family happenings…what Noah & Levi were up to, decorating the house, her law practice, reminiscing when she was in high school….it was a fun night. We worried with Marilyn thru her pregnancy & celebrated Gabe’s birth….both of them healthy & all of you happy. My heart goes out to each of you. Ours is not to reason why. Linda has left a wonderful legacy. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you all. My the Good Lord provide you with comfort & peace. Sincerely, Kay Taylor

    Nina Darley » 12. May, 2013

    Marilyn and family,
    as a co-worker of Marilyn’s with children of similar ages to Linda’s in Fayetteville, I was happily caught up with their good news from time to time; when new pictures were sent of the children, I was always proudly updated. Marilyn always spoke so highly of the family, and with such pride that I felt like I knew them. I am heartbroken that the family is going through such a hard time right now, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Betty L. Walker » 12. May, 2013

    To a beautiful person that was loved by many. She was always there for everyone with a helping hand and a loving heart. A finer person you will never know. I have been friends with her for many years and she will be missed.

    Name » 12. May, 2013

    Praying that God will comfort and guide you during this most difficult time, and the days ahead. George and Faye Siebert

    Karen Newberry » 12. May, 2013

    Schneider and Griffin Families, I am so sorry for your loss. We have been turned upside down by how much we miss seeing Marilyn everyday and when we got word about Linda we were all doublly in shock. I do know that Linda was a great daughter, wife, sister and mother who will be sorely missed by all those she came in contact with. Marilyn’s pride in Linda and Andy shows in her smile and the glint of happiness that I see in her eyes when she tells me about an achievement from Noah or Levi or a new picture of Gabe will always be treasured. Peace to all of you on this journey. You continue to be in my thoughts.

    Leigh Ann Lammers » 12. May, 2013

    I was lucky enough to meet Linda in the 2nd grade. We attended school and church together throughout our youth. Many times we were the only two students in our Sunday School class. The nonsense those teachers had to tolerate. Thinking of those days reflect my memories of her throughout her life- laughing, fun, funny,smart and loving. From the day I met her, she wanted to be a lawyer. That never changed. I was so proud of her when she reached a life long goal. Our birthdays are three days apart, and I always looked forward to the card and family update from her. She definitely loved Andy and her boys. I can’t believe she has left us so soon. Mrs. Marilyn, Andy, Curtis, Laura, Noah, Levi and Gabe- I will continue to pray for you all. I wish I was there to give you all hugs.

    Pat & Sherry Anderson & Family » 13. May, 2013

    Andy and boys….all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace at this time.

    Kim Hedrick » 13. May, 2013

    I’m sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. She was a wonderful person and I regularly worked on cases with her. My condolences to hear family. May her memory be a blessing.

    Mary & Marty Ritter » 13. May, 2013

    Linda was a wonderful and loving Wife and Mother. She will be missed greatly by all that met her. You could always tell how much she loved you and the boys. She will never be truly gone as she will be always in your hearts.

    Stacy Morris Cornwell » 13. May, 2013

    Andy and Family- I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I have known her since grade school and she was such a kind, funny, happy person. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. I will be praying for all of you.

    Nancy Dobbins » 13. May, 2013

    Marilyn & Family,

    You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I was so shocked when I heard about her passing. There are never enough words to express how you feel when a friend and co-worker suffers a loss like this. I just want you to know that you are not alone and if there is anything I can do, please let me know.
    Prayers for you all.

    Visiting Angels of NE Arkansas » 13. May, 2013

    LInda was a kind, caring person. It was great meeting her and helping with her family. Many prayers for her loved ones.

    Dottie Sue Hill » 13. May, 2013

    I first met Linda in a professional meeting, but each of us realized quickly that we could become friends. The things about Linda I admired most: sense of humor, forthrightness, and integrity. Please accept my condolences, and know that your family is in my prayers. God bless.

    Jessica Lynch » 14. May, 2013

    My heart breaks for this family. Such pain; I pray they cling to each for strength and know that they will see her again.

    Robby Glasco » 15. May, 2013

    I was a classmate of Linda’s, but I don’t remember when I met her. It seems like she was always there, with smiles and kindness.

    I’m very sorry for your loss and will be praying that you find comfort in God and His promises for us.

    Joseph Cole » 15. May, 2013

    Linda and I were classmates at Valley View. We spoke often in school but it usually ended in her very characteristic smile and her telling me to go away. Mostly because I was a goofball…she may have even tried to hit me a couple of times. We sat next to each other in typing 1 and 2. When we started the second year she just rolled her eyes when I sat in the chair next to her. She “loved” it when I constantly asked her to repeat what the teacher just said. That said, I always smile when I think about those times and I will continue to smile when I think about you and the brief time we spent together on this earth. God bless you and your family and I pray the gang gets back together when we all get where we’re going.

    Rhonda Liles » 15. May, 2013

    Dr. Schneider,
    May God be near to you and the boys, I was so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing and I know she will be missed. She was always so much fun during the time I worked with you and as I remember she kept you on your toes. The days ahead will be hard and know there are many people praying for you and your family, I am very sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Rhonda Liles

    Dub , Janus and Donna Holt » 15. May, 2013

    Wed, 15th May 2013

    Andy,Noah and little boys, also Marilyn and Family
    So sorry to hear about Linda, I know there will be such a void in all of your lives.
    We always looked forward to hearing from her on special occasions,
    and learning how everyone was doing.We thought a lot of her.
    Andy our thoughts and prayers are with you,and the family.
    Marilyn ,I know your heart is heavy,and hurting, But the Lord will not leave you alone,
    He will be with you all during this difficult time. Love and Prayers the Holts

    Kerri Watson » 17. May, 2013

    Sending prayers and condolences your way from a former VVHS classmate of Linda’s. May The Lord carry you and your family through this life changing valley. I am very sorry for your loss.

    Jill Arbuthnot » 29. Sep, 2016

    Linda was a wonderful friend and coworker. She will be truly missed. I know I will see her again someday.