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John Lee Schoenhals

John Lee Schoenhals of Quapaw, OK passed from this life Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Global Higher Call Nursing in Quapaw, OK. He was 77.

John was born November 8, 1944 in Picher, OK to Lloyd and Lottie (Hickey) Schoenhals. He had lived in the Wyandotte and Quapaw area most of his life. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of Teamsters Union Local 307 in Joplin, MO.

John married Judy Eby May 1963 and she preceded him in death on March 23, 1992. He married Ellen (Ball) Owens May 1994 and she preceded hi in death on July 22, 2009. He was also preceded by his parents and 1 brother, Harold “Pie” Schoenhals.

John is survived by his son, Johnny Schoenhals, Jr. and his wife Cynthia of Quapaw, OK, 1 granddaughter, Brandy Nelson and her husband Rick of Quapaw, OK, 2 great-grandchildren, Kaden Nelson and Kinslee Nelson, 1 brother, Lloyd Wayne Schoenhals and his wife Donna of Miami, OK and 2 sisters, Debi McCoy and her husband Floyd of Quapaw, OK and Bev Miner of Baxter Springs, KS.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Ottawa Indian Cemetery, southeast of Miami, OK. The family will receive friends prior to the service Thursday from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.

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