Toni Lynne (Schneider) Eads, 64, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed peacefully Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at her home in Corpus Christi.

Toni Lynne Eads, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in her home.

Services will be 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 18, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery. To sign the book or share memories online, visit

She was born in Purcell on Nov. 24, 1953, to Vernon and Pat Schneider.

Toni was an excellent student and thoroughly enjoyed being a rainbow girl and a twirler at Purcell High School, where she graduated.

She obtained her real estate license in 1979. She received her Bachelor of Home Economics degree in 1985 from Oklahoma State University and had hours towards her master's with an emphasis on early childhood development.

In 1986, Toni took a position with Texas A&M in Bay City, Texas, as the county extension agent. In 1988, she took the same position with Colorado State in Eagle, Colorado. She was also a business woman who enjoyed developing a Merle Norman Cosmetic store and sold real estate.

Toni is preceded in death by parents, Vernon and Pat Schneider of Purcell; son, Justin Happy Eads of Shawnee; and grandparents, Roy and Evelyn Hammond and Andrew and Mina Schneider, both of Purcell.

She is survived by husband Gene of Corpus Christi; daughter, Shonna Lynne Slatten of Norman; two sisters, Patti Schneider of Oklahoma City and Cheryl Tompkins of Ponca City; and a brother, Mike Schneider of Tulsa. Toni was like a grandmother to Shyanne and Sierra Jones. She also has one nephew, Shawn Tompkins; two aunts, Ruth Turner and Billie Carpenter; and numerous cousins.