Clarice M. Schoening, age 90, of Newark passed away peacefully holding the hand of a loved one on June 21, 2022. Born in Sheboygan, WI to the late William and Marcella Kraus.
Following graduation, she earned her teaching certificate and taught 5th grade for a few years. Claire enjoyed being a homemaker and active member of her church. She loved crafts, crocheting, bowling, and playing bridge. She remained active until becoming a resident at Somerford House & Place in 2013 where she continued making crafts and playing bingo.
Claire was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Lowell L. in 1992. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Robert) Brennan of Springboro, OH and JoAnne (Craig) Gross of Earleville, MD; grandchildren, Kristina (Eric) Saunders, Brian and Mark Brennan, Jeremy, Ethan, and Joshua Gross; great grandchildren, Noah, Addison, and Caroline Saunders; sister, Marjorie (Vern) Parker; nephew, Kevin (Cindy) Parker; and niece, Karin (Tom) DeLaitsch.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Somerford for their care during the past nine years and to Vitas Healthcare for their hospice services during her last few months.
A service will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 6th, at Concordia Lutheran Church, where friends may call after 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Chester Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Concordia Lutheran Church, 3003 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 or Vitas Healthcare, 100 Commerce Drive, Suite 302, Newark, DE 19713.