Lee T Schneider, Jr, 87, of Maryville MO, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at Nodaway Nursing Home. Lee attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music in 1950. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Forestine Schneider and son, Lee T (Toby) Schneider, III. He is survived by his wife, Nina, of the home, son, Kevin (Lisa) Schneider, and daughter, Terri (Patrick) Modlin and three grandsons, He started his teaching career in Benton, WI, followed by six years in the Tarkio public schools and two years at Tarkio College. In 1960, he began teaching at the Maryville R-II school district where he led the instrumental music program for 32 years. A visitation will be held at Price Funeral Home on Friday, December 6 from 5-7 pm. Funeral services: First Presbyterian Church, Maryville, MO, on Saturday, December 7, at 11 am. Burial: Memorial Park in St. Joseph, MO. Memorials may be made to the Maryville R-II Education Foundation - Fine Arts Facility project, First Presbyterian Church and SSM Hospice Foundation.

Published in Kansas City Star on Dec. 1, 2013