Obituary: Michele Longabaugh

Michele Renae (Schneider) Longabaugh, 50, left this earth on April 7, 2022, after a two-year battle with lymphoma.

She was born on June 5, 1971, to Lonnie and Jeanie (Roberts) Schneider in Herington, Kan.

Michele was a 1989 graduate of Herington High School. She was joined in matrimony to James Longabaugh in 1991. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Kansas Wesleyan University and a Master of Accountancy from Kansas State University.

After moving to Sabetha in 1997, she was employed at Triple C Manufacturing, Inc., as an accountant until 2020. She considered the coworkers at Triple C to be her second family. Many became her lifelong friends.

Michele loved to travel, especially to tropical beaches of the Caribbean. She and her family traveled to Italy for her dream vacation in 2016. During the summer, she could usually be found floating in a pool.

Michele was blessed with three children, Matthew Longabaugh of Lawrence, and Jordan Longabaugh and Jake Longabaugh, both of Sabetha. She was so proud of each of them and loved to talk about their activities and accomplishments.

Michele also is survived by her husband of 30 years, Dr. James Longabaugh of Sabetha; her father and mother, Lonnie and Jeanie Schneider of Herington; her sister, Cindy (Ron) Biehler of Herington; and her brother, Michael (Krista) Schneider of Marion.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lynn Schneider of Herington.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022, at NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. The services will be followed by a luncheon at the church. Those wishing to honor her life can donate in her name to the Sabetha Community Health Foundation and/or the Apostolic Christian Home of Sabetha.

Online condolences can be left for the family at

The Sabetha Herald 4/13/2022


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