Sylvia F. Schreiner
Sylvia F. Schreiner
  • April 6, 1927 - April 2, 2014
  • Covington, Louisiana

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Sylvia Ann Funderburk Schreiner born April 6, 1927 passed away on April 2, 2014. Daughter of the late Madison L. and Juanita Angele Funderburk of Houma, LA. Loving wife of the late Charles Leo Schreiner Jr for 56 years. Also preceding her in death is her son Charles Leo Schreiner III. Survived by her four children (and spouses), Sylvia Wilson and her husband Joe of Cary, NC, Paul Schreiner, Tom Schreiner and his wife Lynne of Bush, LA and Louise Schreiner and her husband Tim Ryan of New Orleans, LA. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by sister, Maxine Williams, and survived by sister, Helen Kenney, both of Houma, LA. She has many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
She grew up in Houma LA. After graduating as valedictorian from Terrebonne High School, she continued her education at LSU in Baton Rouge, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1952. She lived most of her life in New Orleans, and at the time of her death lived in Covington. She worked for the Louisiana Department of Social Services for many years.
As a musician herself, Sylvia had a great appreciation for the arts, especially classical music. Attending symphonies and operas was a special pleasure that she enjoyed throughout the years.
Sylvia made many friends in the Cat Fanciers Association raising and showing several breeds of cats including Siamese, Ocicats, and Abyssinian and at the end of her life enjoyed showing Persian cats. She earned many prestigious awards with her cats including Regional and National Winners, Distinguished Merit, Grand Champions and many others. She introduced CFA to Louisiana by co-founding Bougalie Rebels Cat Club and mentoring many new exhibitors in the cat fancy. She earned the prestigious title of Exhibitor of the Year in 2011.
Services will be held at noon, Monday April 7, 2014 at Jacob Schoen Funeral Home in New Orleans. Family and friends are welcome to pay condolences at 10:30 am until the service begins in the Chapel. Burial will immediately follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 1010 Common St., Suite 2120, NOLA 70112 or the WINN Feline Foundation at or to 355 Cornell St., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 Condolences may be expressed online at

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