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Leola M. Schaad

June 5, 1929 — January 7, 2022

Leola M. Schaad, 92, of Callaway, Nebraska passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Callaway District Hospital.

Leola (May) Schaad was born to Robert and Letta (Deal) May on June 5, 1929 at Broken Bow. She grew up on a farm south of Callaway. She attended Country School, and rode a horse to Redfern School and Callaway High School, graduating in 1947. Leola attended Kearney State Teacher College and taught rural school for a number of years.

On August 26, 1951, she married Leroy Schaad of Merna at the Callaway EUB Church. They resided on the farm south of Callaway, where she grew up. Two children were born, Sharon Louise and William Robert.

In 1970 she received certification to be the Callaway Public Librarian and did this for twenty-eight years. During this time she made the move into the new Nigel Sprouse Memorial Library.

Leola was an active member of the United Methodist Church for over sixty-five years. She served on many committees and offices of the local and district United Methodist Women. She was a Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher, Camp Counselor for ten years, and a junior high sponsor for a number of years. She loved her Lord. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

Leola enjoyed the Lodi Extension Club and the Friendly Circle Club for over fifty years. She was also a permanent member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include a son, William (Janet) Schaad of Callaway, a daughter, Sharon (Michael) Whitehead of Richmond, Virginia; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, two sisters in law; Verla (Strasburg) May and Margaret (Schaad) Burton, many nieces and nephews.

Leola was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deanna at birth, her husband, Leroy; one brother, Robert May; one sister, Wilma (May) Goodier; and a niece, Dolores Goodier.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. at the Callaway United Methodist Church.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Callaway United Methodist Church with Pastor Shanon Williams, officiating. The service will be live streamed via the Reynolds Love Funeral Home Facebook  page.

Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway.

Memorials are suggested to the Callaway United Methodist Church or the Nigel Sprouse Memorial Library.

Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.  Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:   

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Callaway United Methodist Church

, Callaway, NE 68825

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