Marilyn Schmidt died Saturday evening (April 20, 2013). She was 84. Marilyn was the surviving spouse of Russel Schmidt, who died in 1997. Her children were Karen, Randall and Tim. Marilyn was a lifelong resident of Quincy. She was born Aug. 24, 1928, to Russell and Ophelia Myers. She graduated from Quincy High School in 1946 and worked at Don's Sweet Shop while in high school. Don's Sweet Shop was owned by Don Schmidt. While working there, Marilyn met her lifelong love, Don's brother, Russ. Marilyn and Russ were married on June 9, 1948, in Quincy. She was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ where she was active in many church activities, including the Couples Club and Salem Choir. Marilyn worked as a secretary at Salem Church, Gardner Denver and the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County. She enjoyed embroidery, bowling and traveling. She and Russ took many trips with friends, church members and with Russ' work at Knapheide Manufacturing. Marilyn is survived by her son, Randall Schmidt and his wife, Skipper, of Fort Worth, Texas, and their children, Walker, Kiley and Drew; her son, Tim Schmidt and his wife, Lynn, of Matthews, N.C., and their children, Neely and Kelsey; her daughter Karen's children, Matthew, Brett and Dane; her sister, Terry Moore and her husband, Mike, of Quincy, Terry's daughter, Carla and Mike's children, Amanda Sperry and Kyle Moore. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years and her daughter Karen, who died of breast cancer in 2003. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Lerch, and her brother, Russ "Shorty" Myers. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Tuesday in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ conducted by Pastor Steve Disseler. Private burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and from noon until the time of services Tuesday in Salem Church. MEMORIALS: Salem Church or the Good Samaritan Home. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2013