A funeral Mass was celebrated for Ann Elizabeth Sudduth Schaad on Dec. 4 at St. Albert the Great Church, with Father Chris Michelson officiating. Mrs. Schaad died peacefully at her home on Nov. 29. She was 90.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Schaad and her husband, John, married in 1950 and spent their married life in Knoxville. They were blessed with eight children, 22 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Schaad was a devoted member and faithfully attended Sacred Heart Cathedral and then St. Albert the Great.
She was an avid tennis player, competing at Knoxville Racquet Club and Cherokee Country Club for more than 40 years. She also was dedicated to and supported local Catholic parishes and schools, Zoo Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee.
Mrs. Schaad is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, John Henry Schaad Jr.; her parents, John Thomas Sudduth and Pauline Bowen Sudduth; and her older brothers, Joseph Sudduth and John T. Sudduth Jr.
Mrs. Schaad is survived by her eight beloved children: John H. Schaad III, wife, Barbara, and their children, John IV, Joy Schaad Davis (Mark), and Joy’s children, Kaylee and Adam; Cynthia Schaad Kelley, husband, Matthew, and their children, Matthew (Melissa) and David Kelley (Amy), Matthew’s children, Jackson and Eli, and David’s children, Avery and Caroline; Mary C. “Kitty” Schaad Barber, and her children, Brandon and Ryan Barber; Sharon Schaad Yurkoski and husband, Jeff Yurkoski, of Lexington, Ky., and their children, Sophia, Nicola and Lukas Yurkoski; James S. Schaad, and his daughters, Isabel and Caleigh Schaad; Michael E. Schaad, wife, Lucy, and their sons, McKinley, Harrison, and Lucian Schaad; Patrick J. Schaad, wife, Lisa, and their children, Lindsay, Patrick “PJ,” and Cassidy Schaad; Diane Schaad, and her children, Grant, Lauren, Reece, Alyssa, and Trent Valeriano; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mrs. Schaad was buried at Highland Cemetery. Memorials for her may be made to the St. Albert the Great Building Fund, Zoo Knoxville, or Alzheimer’s Tennessee-East Tennessee Office.