Marjorie Schmidt

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ANNA — Marjorie Ann (Liette) Schmidt, age 81, formerly of Apple Ave., Anna, passed away of natural causes Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, 2015, at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen, Ohio.

She was born April 4, 1933, in North Star, Ohio, to the late Frank and Lydia (Borches) Liette. On Feb. 3, 1951, at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry, Margie married Louis "Joe" Schmidt, who preceded her in death on May 14, 2011.

She is survived by five children, Toni and Mark Stephenson, of Sidney, Kurt and Marsha Schmidt, of Anna, Christopher and Jackie Schmidt, of The Villages, Florida, Carla and Bob Minnich, of New Bremen, and Scot and Missy Schmidt, of Swanders; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kate Dues, of St. Henry and Charlene and Paul Pearson, of Fort Recovery; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Jean Schmidt, of Hamilton, Julie Rehmert, of Celina, Raymond Schmidt, of Mineral Wells, Texas, The Rev. Les Schmidt, of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Ben Schmidt, of Mendon, Rose and Joe Darby, of West Union, Evan and Janice Schmidt, of Geneva, Indiana, Margaret Rammel, of West Union, Karen and Walter Steinbrunner, of West Union, Mary and Tom Gall of Cincinnati, and Arlene Weaver ,of Cincinnati.

She was preceded in death by two children, Theresa and Max Schmidt; 10 siblings, Emerita and Andy Greer, Dorothy Schafer, Clarence and Clarine, Wilfred and Ruth, Norbert and Sally, and Hubert and Mary Liette, Rose and Leon Hein, Catherine and Cyril Dues, Loretta and Robert Stammen, and infant Franklin Liette; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eunice and Betty Schmidt, Carl Rehmert, Ivo Rammel and Mike Weaver.

Margie was a devoted homemaker. She had also been co-owner and operator of Anna Foods IGA with her late husband Joe during the 1980s. She attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Mcartyville and had been a past member of the Avion Camper Club. Margie's retirement years with Joe were fortified with RV camping excursions across the continental US. One journey led them to an apartment in Deming, New Mexico, where they settled for six years. Margie also enjoyed sewing, crocheting Afghans, refinishing furniture and creating prize winning pottery.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Gehret Funeral Home with the Rev. John Tonkin and the Rev. Les Schmidt presiding. Interment will take place Tuesday 2 p.m. at Pearl Cemetery.

Friends may call Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care, Elmwood Activities Fund or charity of donor's choice.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2015