Johnson-Moore Funeral Chapel - Denison
631 W. Woodard
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 465-3345
Memorial service
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
11:00 AM
Chapel on the Hill Mausoleum in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park
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MarElla (Ward) Schmidt

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MarElla (Ward) Schmidt Obituary
MarElla Schmidt, 96, of Sherman passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Texoma Medical Center. She was the daughter of Marvin E. and Ella Lee Carruth Ward, born February 23, 1922 in Bonham. MarElla graduated from Denison High School and Denison Business School. She married Lonnie Rheay in 1942, Richard C. Wilson on December 21, 1961 in Denison, and after his death, to Raymond Schmidt on September 17, 1990 in Rockwall. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Rudolph Inman for many years and was a member of Waples Memorial United Methodist Church.
MarElla is survived by her son L. Robert 'Bob' Rheay of Marshall; daughter Judith Box of Cartwright, Oklahoma; sister Mavernee Winchester of Austin; grandsons Heath Rheay of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Chuck Rheay of Gladewater; granddaughters Lyndee Conner of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Nikki Walker of Denison; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Ella Lee Ward and her husbands.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Chapel on the Hill Mausoleum in Cedar lawn Memorial Park with Reverend Cheryl Murphy officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Moore Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered to: www. johnsonmoorefuneralhome.net.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Jan. 13, 2019
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