Steven Howard Schnaare

Steven Howard Schnaare

Steven Howard Schnaare, 67, of Grand Chain, died at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at Baptist Health in Paducah.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1953, in Cairo.

Mr. Schnaare was a 1972 graduate of Century High School in Ullin. He had worked many years as a carpenter and electrician. 

He ran a hog operation on the family farm for several years. He later enjoyed helping his brother, Dale, on the farm. He loved taking care of the family dog, Lizzy and the family’s miniature donkey, H.

He is survived by his brother, Dale (Tracy) Schnaare of Grand Chain; a sister, Cecilia Hankins of Metropolis; three nieces, Breezly (Will) Bunting of Metropolis, Janet Hankins of Metropolis and Tina (John) Onan of Marion, Ky.; and a nephew, Danny Hankins of Nashville, Tenn.

Mr. Schnaare was preceded in death by his parents, Howard (Big H) and Dorothy Funderburk Schnaare.

Memorial services honoring the life of Steven Howard Schnaare will be at noon Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. Rev. Gerell Cain will be officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Inurnment will follow at the Ohio Chapel Cemetery in Grand Chain. 

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Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak is in charge of arrangements.

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