Madeleine J. Schehrer

Graveside services for Madeleine J. Schehrer, 81, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 1600 Oak Hill Avenue, Lawrence. Madeleine passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at her home.

Madeleine was born on November 6, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Paul and Doris (Davis) Milberger. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1958 and then attended the University of Kansas.

She married Robert A. Schehrer on July 25, 1959 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence. He survives of the home. Other survivors include daughters, Amy Byers and husband Tim, Leawood, Elaine Randel and husband Randy, Lenexa, and Nancy Jones and husband Joe, Lawrence. She has eight grandchildren, Robert Randel and wife Stephanie, San Antonio, Justin Randel, Brooklyn, NY, Joshua Randel and wife Bri, Olathe, Nicole Volz and husband Brandon, Lawrence, Abby Lagemann and husband Hunter, Kansas City, MO, Ashley Sanchez and husband Carlos, Shawnee, Maddie Laughlin and husband Tim, Olathe, and Cody Jones, Lawrence and 9 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Paul Milberger, Jr. and a grandson, Jacob Randel.

Madeleine was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority in the 1970s where she served as president. She had a love for American Saddlebred horses and showed her horses in many regional horse shows, including the American Royal in Kansas City. She was one of the founders of the Sunflower Benefit Horse Show in Lawrence which benefited the O’Connell Youth Ranch and Cottonwood Inc. She also raised and showed canaries and authored a book “How to Care for Your Canary.”

She shared a love for antiques with her daughter, Amy, and they co-owned an antique booth “Mother and Me Antiques” in downtown Lawrence. Madeleine also enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, gardening, Chiefs games, and her annual trip to Disney World with Robert.

Madeleine embraced all of life and saw beauty in all of God’s creatures and the environment. Memorial contributions may be made in Madeleine’s name to The Humane Society of the United States or National Parks Conservation Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

6 Condolences

  1. Norma Bloom on July 30, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Bob and family
    So sorry for your loss Madeline was the first person I met when we moved to lawrence in 1969. We enjoyed Beta Sigma Phi together and many fond memories of all the activities we did together.
    She was a good friend for over 50 years.
    Love to you all
    Norma Bloom

  2. Janelle & Tim Ballew on July 30, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Bob & Family, we are so sad to hear of Madeline’s passing. I have so many fond horse memories with her.

  3. Sheryl Rockwell on July 31, 2022 at 6:10 am

    Sheryl Rockwell
    My early childhood memories are full of laughter, fun and and the light that Madeleine brought to this world. I loved being her flower girl when she married Bob. I spent many summer vacations with Madeleine and with her beloved.parents, Uncle Paul and Aunt Doris. She touched so many lives here on earth. She will be missed, but I know the joy in heaven that everyone in our family must feel as she has joined them in eternity of bright sunshine and light. Thank you Madeleine. You will always be remembered by all the lives you touched, especially mine.

  4. Karen Heeb on August 1, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Bob and Family—
    I was saddened to read of Madelyn’s passing. We enjoyed some special horse times together.
    Thoughts and prayers
    Karen Heeb

  5. Cristy L Sullivan on August 1, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Nancy and Family,
    So sorry about the loss of mom, wife, and grandmother. Please know you are all in my prayers. May she rest in peace.

  6. Peter & Virginia Curran on August 7, 2022 at 10:10 am

    All of our condolences to Bob and family on the loss of Madeline, clearly a very dedicated and accomplished wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

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