Jennifer, Tynan and Camden Schons Remembered
Funeral for mother and two sons, ages 6 and 4, at 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Brighton.
Friends and family poured out their hearts in writing as they remembered Tynan and Camden Schons and their mother, Jennifer, through posts on the Keehn Funeral Home Web site this week.
A neighbor recalled fond memories of swimming with the boys last summer. A co-worker of Jennifer Schons recalled cheering on the Red Wings with her. And family members wrote about the sadness the family is enduring.
The funeral for Jennifer (Woodard) Schons, 38, of Novi, formerly of Brighton, along with her sons, Tynan, 6, and Camden, 4, will be held 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Brighton. The Rev. Daniel Michalek will officiate and interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Brighton.
Arrangements are being handled by Keehn Funeral Home of Brighton.
Jennifer and her two young sons died on Friday, Jan. 14.
According to Keehn Funeral Home, Jennifer was born June 14, 1972, in Winter Park, FL to Richard and Beverly Woodard of Howell. After graduating from Brighton High School in 1990, Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. She was employed by General Motors in Flint, where she worked as a paint engineer.
Tynan Schons was born on Feb. 14, 2004 in Howell and was in first grade at Thornton Creek Elementary. His brother, Camden Schons, also was born in Howell on Aug. 24, 2006 and attended pre-school at Thornton Creek.
Surviving family includes parents and grandparents Richard and Beverly Woodard of Howell; brothers and uncles and their families Andrew (Heike) Woodard and Christopher (Kelly) Woodard, and Austin, Niklas, Landon, & Carlie Woodard; and in-laws and grandparents, Delmer and Denise Schons.
Also surviving are extended family and friends.
Visitation was held at the church on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Checks may be made payable to:
SJMHS Ann Arbor
ATTN: NICU, In Memory of Jennifer, Tynan and Camden Schons
Donations may be mailed to:
Office of Development
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
PO Box 995
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-9736
Envelopes will be available at the church.