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Evelyn Schmidt

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Funeral services for Evelyn Schmidt, 96, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the First Christian Church of Athens with Pastor Grant Sisson officiating.

Mrs. Schmidt passed away on September 13, 2022, in Athens.

Evelyn Pauline Schmidt was born December 19, 1925 in Bessie, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Simon Friedrich Heinrich “Slim” Intemann and Minnie AnnaBelle (Miller) Intemann. She attended Bessie school through the tenth grade and graduated from Cordell High School with the class of 1943. She married her husband, Norman Lee Schmidt, in July, 1946 after his return from World War II. Mr. Schmidt died on November 11, 1997.

Evelyn was raised in and attended the Lutheran Church until she and Norman moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma about 1993, when she joined the First Wesleyan Church. She attended First Christian Church in Athens after moving there in 2017. In earlier years she taught a Sunday school class and enjoyed preparing food for pot-luck meals at churches she attended as well as helping serve meals at funerals for others. She tithed faithfully on her fixed income even after her physical frailty prevented her from attending services in person. She loved the Lord, her family, and her friends and read her Bible and prayed for her family and friends every day. She loved people and loved visiting with others and sending and receiving greeting cards and letters...

Mrs. Schmidt was involved with her husband in farming and raising cattle in the Bessie area until they moved to Chandler, Arizona for Norman’s health. They also owned a construction company for many years. She believed in hard work and held many jobs over the course of her life including homemaker, running the scales at the Bessie Co-op and Clinton Cotton Oil Mill, cooking at the Clinton Trade Winds motel and restaurants and a factory in Chandler, Arizona. She also chopped and pulled cotton, cleaned homes and motel rooms, cared for the sick and elderly, and worked at textile factories over the course of her life. She knew what hard work was.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her oldest son, Dennis Lee Schmidt.

She is survived by her son, Wendell Schmidt and wife Barbara of LaRue, Texas; seven grandchildren, David Schmidt and wife Mary, Matt Schmidt and wife Kelly, Leann Santa Cruz, Jim Schmidt and wife Amy, Danielle Chappell and husband Michael, Victoria Schmidt, and Nathan Schmidt; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A visitation will be held prior to funeral services on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 2-3:00 p.m. at the Athens First Christian Church.

Final interment will be made at Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, Oklahoma. The date and time for this have not been set.

In lieu of flowers Evelyn previously asked that donations be made to First Wesleyan Church, 1776 Silver Lake Rd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.

Posted online on September 16, 2022

Published in Eaminer-Enterprise

Service Information

Visitation

First Christian Church of Athens
September 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Funeral Service

First Christian Church of Athens
September 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Funeral services for Evelyn Schmidt, 96, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the First Christian Church of Athens with Pastor Grant Sisson officiating.

Mrs. Schmidt passed away on September 13, 2022, in Athens.

Evelyn Pauline Schmidt was born December 19, 1925 in Bessie, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Simon Friedrich Heinrich “Slim” Intemann and Minnie AnnaBelle (Miller) Intemann. She attended Bessie school through the tenth grade and graduated from Cordell High School with the class of 1943. She married her husband, Norman Lee Schmidt, in July, 1946 after his return from World War II. Mr. Schmidt died on November 11, 1997.

Evelyn was raised in and attended the Lutheran Church until she and Norman moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma about 1993, when she joined the First Wesleyan Church. She attended First Christian Church in Athens after moving there in 2017. In earlier years she taught a Sunday school class and enjoyed preparing food for pot-luck meals at churches she attended as well as helping serve meals at funerals for others. She tithed faithfully on her fixed income even after her physical frailty prevented her from attending services in person. She loved the Lord, her family, and her friends and read her Bible and prayed for her family and friends every day. She loved people and loved visiting with others and sending and receiving greeting cards and letters...

Mrs. Schmidt was involved with her husband in farming and raising cattle in the Bessie area until they moved to Chandler, Arizona for Norman’s health. They also owned a construction company for many years. She believed in hard work and held many jobs over the course of her life including homemaker, running the scales at the Bessie Co-op and Clinton Cotton Oil Mill, cooking at the Clinton Trade Winds motel and restaurants and a factory in Chandler, Arizona. She also chopped and pulled cotton, cleaned homes and motel rooms, cared for the sick and elderly, and worked at textile factories over the course of her life. She knew what hard work was.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her oldest son, Dennis Lee Schmidt.

She is survived by her son, Wendell Schmidt and wife Barbara of LaRue, Texas; seven grandchildren, David Schmidt and wife Mary, Matt Schmidt and wife Kelly, Leann Santa Cruz, Jim Schmidt and wife Amy, Danielle Chappell and husband Michael, Victoria Schmidt, and Nathan Schmidt; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A visitation will be held prior to funeral services on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 2-3:00 p.m. at the Athens First Christian Church.

Final interment will be made at Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, Oklahoma. The date and time for this have not been set.

In lieu of flowers Evelyn previously asked that donations be made to First Wesleyan Church, 1776 Silver Lake Rd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.

Posted online on September 16, 2022

Published in Eaminer-Enterprise

Service Information

Visitation

First Christian Church of Athens
September 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Funeral Service

First Christian Church of Athens
September 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM