Schatz nee Joos, Eva

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to First Assembly of God Church, St. Clair, MO


Eva Schatz of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on March 10, 2017, having reached the age of eighty-four years, two months and seventeen days. Eva was born in Ruma, Yugoslavia on December 23, 1932, daughter of Matias Joos, Jr. and Maria Joos nee Fischer. On February 4, 1950, she was united in marriage to Andreas Schatz, Sr., known to all as Andy, and seven children came to bless this union.

Eva is survived by two sons, Andy Schatz, Jr. and wife, Wanda, of St. Clair, MO, and Mike Schatz and wife, Linda, of St. Clair; by four daughters, Eva Kaufmann and husband, Randy, of Marthasville, MO, Rose Pyatt and husband, Rick, of Beaufort, MO, Linda Deaton of Pace, FL, and Lori Fallis and husband, Buddy, of St. Clair; by one brother, Frank Joos of Chicago, IL; by one sister-in-law, Kathy Joos of Algonquin, IL; by twenty-one grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Matias Jr. and Maria Joos; by her husband, Andy Schatz, Sr.; by one son, Carl Schatz; by one brother, George Joos; by one sister, Julie Kovacs, and by one grandson, Chad Anderson.

Eva was a Christian and long time member of the First Assembly of God Church in St. Clair, MO. She and Andy came to America on April 13, 1952, to start their new life. She made her job in life caring for her home and family and never tired of her job. She was a talented seamstress and loved to bake and cook. Eva would piece quilts and work in her garden and flower beds. She also enjoyed reading her bible and did so faithfully. What meant most to her was time spent with her family. Her children and grandchildren held a very special place in her heart, as she did in their hearts. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will never be forgotten.

A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin, and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 17, 2017, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Lynn Stroup officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Community Cemetery in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church in St. Clair, MO.