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Obituaries

Obituaries

Opal Mae Schmidt 1927 - 2008 Lawrence

Graveside inurnment services for Opal Mae Schmidt, 81, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery.Mrs. Schmidt died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Hiawatha Community Hospital.She was born April 13, 1927, in Pendennis, the daughter of Earl L. and Goldie M. Orten Waterson. She was a Lawrence resident since 1966 and moved to Hiawatha last year.Mrs. Schmidt worked at First National Bank in Dighton from 1947 to 1953. She was a homemaker and returned to the workforce in 1972. She worked for the KU Continuing Education Department as a secretary for conference program managers from 1973 until she retired in 1992.She married Jack B. Schmidt on Feb. 11, 1954, in Dighton. He died Jan. 14, 2002.Mrs. Schmidt was also preceded in death by a daughter, Krista L. Schmidt, and a brother, Don E. Waterson.Survivors include a son, Gregory P. Schmidt and wife Eva, Everest; a sister, Lo Ree Bunch, White Rock, N.M.; four grandchildren, Angel, Willie, Brian and David; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Schmidt.