Nancy Ludwig Schneller, mother, homemaker, wife, etc., led an exuberant life. Born in New York (Queens), NY, the daughter of Franklin Holcombe Loomis and Lora Anschutz Loomis. On December 31st, 2018 she set off on her next adventure ,four days after her 93rd birthday.
She was well educated, graduating from The Hopkins School in New Haven, CT in 1942 and then Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY three years later. In 1946 Nancy walked down the aisle with George Otto Schneller III who preceded her in death in 1966.
Their marriage began with a stepson, George,of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, then in quick order Nancy gave birth to six children – F. Gregory, Peter,of Alliance, Ohio, Nina, Richard,of Thomaston, Maine, Priscilla,of Alliance Ohio, and Lora,of Thomaston, Maine. In 1975, she married Edward Ludwig and was blessed with three more stepchildren, Laura,of Westin, MA, Rick,of Thomaston, ME, and Linda, of Hampden, MA. Her children have blessed her with 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Nancy minded her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with a lovely combination of affection and astonishment. Nancy was predeceased by her first husband George Schneller, her second husband Edward Ludwig in 2018, along with her Son F. Gregory and a daughter Nina.
Nancy was better than best at life’s chores. Her work life included a stint as the owner of an Alliance, OH business, The Crafty Ones where she also taught the arts of decoupage, crochet, knitting, et al. With her second husband, Ed, she managed the Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, VT. She was no stranger to the communities in which she lived. Her service ‘work’ included stints as a Pink Lady at Alliance City Hospital, tutoring students for their GEDs at Alliance City Schools, distributing Meals on Wheels and offering home care and hospice help for Kno-Wal-Lin in Rockland, ME.
She was an avid reader and cherished her AAUW Book Club. Nancy’s laugh lines were profuse, her regrets few; she shared her love without hesitation, and her memories are treasured by many. Hers was a life well lived.
Memorial donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME.
A Memorial Service will be held for Nancy on January 19th, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church on 200 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine 04861 with Rev. Peter Jenks officiating.
Hall’s of Thomaston has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences please visit www.hallfuneralhomes.com.