NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Ethel Lorraine Schmidt, 89, wife of the late Mr. Walter Thompson Schmidt, entered into rest peacefully, in her sleep, on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. Born 12/20/1925 in Altoona, PA, she was the only daughter of the late Oliver Claire and Ethel Beatrice Smith. A former resident of Orlando, FL, where she was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, she had been a resident of North Augusta, SC, for the past twenty two years. Mrs. Schmidt enjoyed gardening, growing bearded irises and model trains. However, more than anything, she enjoyed reading and memorizing scripture in her bible and faithfully praying for her children. In addition to her husband and parents, family members include children, Carl Schmidt and his wife, Barbara, North Augusta, SC, Beverly Erickson and her husband, John, Bridgeport, NE, Barry Schmidt and his wife, Cindy, Atlanta, GA, Don Schmidt and his wife, Darlene, Winston-Salem, NC and Brian Schmidt, North Augusta, SC; sister-in-law, Lorraine Smith, Annapolis, MD; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Schmidt will be cremated and services will be private. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Building Fund at Sweetwater Baptist Church. (www.sweetwaterbc.org) Visit www.HatcherFuneralHome.com to share memories and to leave a message of condolence for the family.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Dec. 4, 2015