Jacquelyn Susan Willenbring


Jacquelyn Susan Willenbring, 61, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully September 9, 2012 at home.

She was born March 8, 1951 in Denver, Colorado, daughter of Martin and Joan Schlingen Schroeder. She was a high school teacher and retired from Blue Valley. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived is her husband, Paul Willenbring, and two brothers, Tom and Scott Schroeder.

There will be no visitation or funeral services. The family suggests donations to your favorite charity.


  1. Kim Harris on September 18, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I’ve been thinking about my old teacher and wanted to say thank you. You saved my life twice. I was that one kid that teachers see both the potential and the harsh realities of abuse. I remember she just let me talk, confronted me fears, my warped thinking and focused on my strengths and who I really was. I am so grateful to her and I am certain all the folks I’ve helped are as well. Kindness and love truly are eternal. I miss you. Kimme

  2. Dr. Nitin Paul Dhiman M.D. on January 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Mrs. Willenbring will be surely missed. I was 15 years old when she taught me anatomy and physiology in the BV school district. Her lectures was what made me want to become a doctor. I am sad to hear of her passing, my condolences to her family.

  3. Kyra Fox on October 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Mrs. Willenbring was the greatest teacher I have ever, ever had and very shocked and sad to stumble upon this information. God Bless.

  4. Belinda Conrad on September 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Jacque was my confident and friend. Her sense of humor, quick wit and devotion to friends will be missed. I am heartbroken to hear of her passing.

    Jacque led her life with a sense of fun without losing her dignity; a true lady. As I write this I look to the heavens and know Jacque is at peace.

    My heart goes out to her husband, a true gentleman. Much love.

  5. Monica Rutherford on September 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear this. Jacque was such a wonderful teacher. She always had fun and funny stories to tell as a way of keeping our attention and making the subject all the more enjoyable. I’ve thought about her over the years and how much she contributed to my education and my love for life sciences. She was truly a natural.

    Much love to her family.

  6. Jennie Hanna on September 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Jackie was my teacher 30-plus years ago and yet when I learned of her death today, I felt so sad. What a wonderful teacher. I never became a biologist or a doctor, but I was fascinated by life sciences and learned so much from her. I can still see her standing in front of the chalkboard. Thank you Jackie.

  7. Ron Barrett on September 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I can’t tell you how heartbroken us students of this Grand Lady are… Jacque was more instrumental than any other teacher in instilling in me a love of Biology in general and Anatomy and Physiology in particular. I graduated with the highest ACT score in biology and continue to this day to enjoy and respect the field very much. I can’t tell you how much her skilled mentorship meant and means to me as she was one of the most formative characters in my youth. Although I was but a high schooler when I knew her best, as an adult, I can only appreciate and admire the countless hours she poured into our young minds. For this and so much more I will be eternally grateful… and remember her always.

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