Marian Sylva Hanus Schoonover was born July 3, 1935 in Tama County, Iowa: daughter of Charles and Anna (Suchy) Hanus. She was raised on a farm in Traer. Marian attended Country Schools and graduated from Traer High School with the class of 1953. Marian was united in marriage to Harold Schoonover on August 27, 1955 at the Traer United Methodist Church. She was an Office Manager for Dr. David Poe until retiring after 18 years, in 1997.
Marian passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo at the age of 78 from cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents. Marian is survived by her husband Harold of Waterloo; 3 sons: Steve (Karen) Schoonover of Washburn, Ross (Andi) Schoonover of Waterloo and Jeff (Virginia) Schoonover of Windsor, Colorado; a daughter Ann (Marty) Herder of Chandler, Arizona; 9 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother Vernon (Dorothy) Hanus of Traer and Barb (Bob) Engel of Traer. Marian will be greatly missed by all who knew her.