Jeannine Constance Schindler Maturo

Jeannine Constance Schindler Maturo (90) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, Jeannine’s memorial mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church will be held at a later date, along with a Celebration of Life.

Private family Entombment will be held at Memorial Park Columbarium.

Jeannine was born on January 27, 1930 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of William H. and Ezeta M. (Steffey) Schindler.

She grew up in Kansas having lived in Westmoreland, Winchester, Cullison and Lawrence. She graduated Liberty Memorial High School in 1948. She then attended the University of Kansas and graduated from the School of Fine Arts with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 1952, and worked with children with cerebral palsy as a Registered Occupational Therapist in Kansas City, MO. She later graduated from the School of Education in 1969 and taught elementary school from 1971 to 1992 at Deerfield and Centennial Schools in Lawrence.

She was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church and Delta Gamma Sorority.

She married Michael D’Ambra Maturo on August 1, 1953 in Lawrence, KS. Her husband’s work took them to Oklahoma, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. They returned to Lawrence in 1964 to be near family.

Survivors include husband, Michael, of 67 years; her two sons, Stephen D. Maturo, Roeland Park, KS, M. Christopher “Chris” Maturo, Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Heather Maturo Tolisano (Eric), Clearwater, FL, Taylor Maturo, MD (Jaime Cabre), Atlanta, GA, Matthew Maturo, Orlando, FL; two great grandsons, Jacob and Cody Tolisano; sister, Darlene E. Schaake, Ellensburg, WA; step brother, Karl Kreitzer, Gig Harbor, WA. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Billie Jo Rhodes.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Corpus Christi Catholic Church or LMH Health Foundation and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

10 Condolences

  1. Jennifer Meuffel on April 8, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Mrs Maturo was the sweetest, most wonderful teacher and friend. She always remembered my birthday and even shared some of her adventures with me. I’m so lucky to have had her in my life.

    To Mr Maturo and family,
    I wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  2. Dareld J Albright on April 9, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Our Sincere thoughts of Sympathy for the Jeannine Maturo Family . We met them
    each week at Mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. For a number of years
    we were neighbors on Tomahawk Drive here in Lawrence.

  3. Margaret Mahoney, Patricia and Chuck Protasio on April 12, 2020 at 8:38 am

    We are so sad to hear of Jeannine’s passing. My mom sat next to her in Church at Corpus Christi these last few years. She will miss her. Mike, we wish you peace and our condolences at this time. Rest in Peace, Jeannine.

  4. Susan Metzger on April 12, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Mr. Maturo, I was so sad to read about Jeannine’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing you both at McDonald’s. She was such a sweet woman and she will be greatly missed. My sympathies to you and your family.

  5. Eilene M. Lawrence on April 12, 2020 at 10:36 am

    I am so sorry I lost touch with you boys; that’s what you are to me, Steve and Chris. You two stood out in such a way that I knew your parents must be spectacular people.
    I still remember them graciously having me over for dinner one night.
    Your storehouse of memories will enrich you every day of your life. Please give my respect to your father, and know my many memories of you and your parents remain.

  6. Michael and Dianne Hildibrand on April 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    To Michael Maturo and family…thank
    you very, very much for introducing
    your lovely wife into our lives. Her warmth and joy of life made our
    lives richer…she is missed…

  7. Margie Coggins on April 12, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Jeannine was a friend and support system for me as a young teacher in the early 70’s and a wonderful second grade teacher to our son in the 80’s. Although I have not seen her in several years, she had a wonderful and significant impact on our lives for which I am grateful.
    My wish is that you take solace from the memories and shared stories of family and friends.

  8. Dean and Judy Bevan on April 13, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    The Maturos have been friends of ours for many years, and we feel Jeannine’s passing deeply. She was an example to everyone of a life well and graciously lived (as are you, Mike), and we offer our most heartfelt sympathy.

  9. Nancy Hettwer on April 15, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Jeannine was my daughter Pam’s third grade teacher and we all loved her. I will miss visiting with Jeannine prior to mass at Corpus Christi! She was such a dear person and will be greatly missed! You have many memories of a wonderful lady!

  10. Betsy Scott on April 18, 2020 at 9:47 am

    I am so sad to hear of Jeannines passing. My Dad,Bill Lienhard, and I would sit behind them at the 4:00 Saturday mass. I will not forget her comforting smile and concern for my parents, always asking how they were doing. Great loss for Corpus Christi for sure along with everyone who knew her. Prayers and hugs to the family from Bill and Jeanine Lienhard and Betsy Scott.

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