Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Josephine Schroder

Josephine A. “Sue” Schroder, age 66, of 1533 Boy Scout Road, Quincy, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at 10:59 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Josephine Schroder | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILSue was born October 1, 1950 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Earl Clyde and Wilma Loretta Reed Bryant. She married Jerry Schroder on January 1, 1980 in Quincy, Illinois. He survives.

Sue was a graduate of John Wood Community College. She had worked as a Registered Nurse at the Illinois Veterans’ Home for over 15 years. Sue regularly attended The Crossing, and worship was an important part of her life. Sue was a cancer survivor. She beat both breast cancer and lung cancer. Most of all she loved her family. She was the back bone of the family for many years, and she lived for her children and grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to her husband, Jerry, include three children, Sherri (John) Pate of Peoria, IL, Tonja (John) Lang of Quincy, and James Schroder of Quincy; 13 grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Eason Pate, Eddie Radel, Michael Lang, Miri Greafen, Jacob Lang, J.C. Lang, Gage, Brendan, Zoey Mae, Jaxson, and Maxx Schroder, and Noah Bryant; a great-grandson, Alex Greafen; three adopted daughters, Hannah (Chris) Hultz of Palmyra, MO, Ronna Schroder, and Kattarina Jones, both of Quincy; a brother, Clyde Bryant of Payson, IL; a sister, Judy Huff of Quincy; an aunt, Virginia Stanbridge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Earl, Joseph, Kit, and Gary Bryant; and a sister, Betty Schmitt.

Services: 6:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. John Mitchell officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday April 7, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: James E. Cary Cancer Center


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Love this sweet sweet woman. She was the best Girl Scout leader. She really new what fun was. She will be remembered by all she touched in her life. We will miss her greatly🙏🏻God bless

  2. In Loving Memory of Sue
    I will miss our Saturday morning talks, prayers, laughs, tears and the secrets that only we knew. The advise we gave each other and even the disagreement’s, we would talk our way through them and then laugh about them. I remember how you appreciated Joe fixing things around the house for you. He is still talking about going to the garage sales with us – he loved them as much as we did. You are in a better place now no more suffering or stress. Have a cup of coffee waiting on us when we join you. Love you always – Joe and Ruby Schroder

  3. Our Dearest Sue, we want you to know how much you meant to our family. We simply loved you and you touched each of our lives in a wonderful way you probably never knew. We have always deeply appreciated your heart, strength, ability to love unconditionally and your willingness to go on any new adventure…San Antonio Riverwalk & Fiesta celebrations. We will never forget your beautiful & powerful spirit, your love for others and your open arms…thank you.
    Ms. Sue, you taught us, loved us, we learned from you and a part of you lives in us. We deeply respect and honor you. Much love and many prayers Bryan, Terri, Bryon and Brooke Gillespie

  4. Are prayers are with all the family. I pray the Lord gives you all the strength and comfort to help you all get thru this loss. AMEN

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sue was such a strong and compassionate woman. I will always be grateful to her for taking care of my grandma during the last month of her life. God bless and comfort you all as you look forward to eternal life and seeing her again.

  6. To the immediate family:
    “May the joy of the Lord give you strength”, in this difficult time.

  7. I’m so sorry to see you have passed away without my ever seeing you again. We were very close as children. I will say a prayer that you are no longer feeling any pain and are in the loving arms of your family.

  8. Uncle Jerry and family, we are so sorry for your loss of a loving wife, mother and sister. Aunt Sue will be truly missed by all her family and friends. Love and prayers to all.

  9. So sorry for Jerry and the Schroder family. My prayers are with you all. Love Jack and Dorothy Ragan. Say hello to my Dad Irvin and Mother Mary Schroder.

  10. Please accept our condolences. Sue Sue was was a great lady. We considerered her part of our family. She took great care of Devin. She was like an aunt to the rest of our kids. They still have great memories of the late night card games and pizza. I’m sure she is now resting with our great God. Rest In Peace dear friend❤️

  11. sorry for your loss. This is a hard time to go thru. I hate to hear of family passing away. I wish you peace and strength.

  12. I haven’t had any contact with Sue since we were kids but we were close back then. She was always a strong and independent person. I admired her for that. I’m very sorry for your loss…..

  13. I loved her as a sister! I will truly miss seeing her. My love and prayers for the family!
    She was a strong woman and a kind loving person. Like her mom…

  14. Rest in peace Sue , you fought for sooo many years . We will miss you and love you always. Until we meet again. Tell mom , Jack , Wilma . Peg , Debbie i said hi . You are now walking the streets of gold .God Bless

  15. Cant believe that your gone and way to soon. Its a big shock your one geck of a fighter always have been and always will be. Your an awesome grandmother to the max. You been an awesome mother to your daughter and mother in law to Rhonda Hanna. Your memories will be carried for a life time. Most of all you are were and always will be an awesome friend wife mother and grandmother and partner in crime. Many hearts weigh Heavy at this time. But you will be an awesome angel in the heavens above. Youll be truly missed now forever and always. Your one food lady and may you rest in peace you will be truly watching over your loved ones now as you always wanted too.

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