Gone but never forgotten---


                                                                                           Jim Gillespie


                                                                                     Linda Truhlar Miller

Shirley Bayer Schendzielos

Photo of Shirley in the 6th grade.

Linda Swartout

Photo from the 6th grade

Passed away from cancer in 2006

Vonnie Ruckert Schilling

Yvonna Lee "Vonnie" Schilling, 64, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage as the result of a stroke. 
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Moose Lodge of North Pole.
Vonnie was born Sept. 21, 1946, in Herington, Kan. She attended Chase High School in Chase, Kan., and later attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan.
Vonnie was an on-and-off resident of Alaska for the past 40 years. She resided in Fairbanks, Valdez and Circle City. She was a florist for 16 years in both Colorado and Alaska. She also was the head of the J.C. Penney Gift Registry department with work in bedding and bath, as well as being a Mary Kay Consultant for 10 years. Finally, she retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 1547.
Vonnie was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Patricia (Cronican) Ruckert.
She is survived by her daughters, Jenifer Anzalone and Elisha Schilling, both of Fairbanks; her sister, Peggy Olsen of Wichita, Kan.; her brother, Dennis Ruckert of Topeka, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vonnie was the embodiment of superhuman courage and fortitude as demonstrated by her endurance in raising her family by herself and perseverance in battling through serious and painful illnesses and disabilities. She had a phenomenal sense of humor and was remarkably gifted with talents in artistic and floral design, cooking, music, writing and creativity in everything she touched. Vonnie knew no strangers and had infinite compassion for friends, both old and new, and above all else, devotion, commitment and love for her family.
Vonnie's ashes will be spread in both Circle City and Chase, Kan.
Please keep Vonnie in your thoughts and prayers, which you may also send to: memoriesofvonnie@yahoo.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Fairbanks Funeral Home.
Published in Daily News-Miner on November 11, 2010

Joyce Marie Casey Brady