Mrs. Catherine L. Schmidt, age 83 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:50 A.M. Friday March 26, 2010 at the Heartland Nursing Home of Greenville, Ohio. Catherine was born April 23, 1926 in Darke County and the daughter of the late Walter L. & Daisy (Richardson) Swartz.
Catherine was formerly employed at Corning Inc., retiring in 1991 and an active member of the Corning Retirees Club.
She was a longtime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville where she had served as the church custodian for the past 37 years and was still very active in that position. Catherine was also a former member of the Church Council, the Church Property Committee and Altar Guild. She was also a 1945 graduate of Greenville High School.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, husband—Charles “Chick” Schmidt in 1983. They were married July 3, 1946. Also by her son—Charles Schmidt Jr., son in law—Larry Marker, granddaughter—Michelle Marker, sisters—Lucinda Rismiller and Vanetta Yoder, brothers—William, Arthur and Walter Swartz.
She is survived by: son and daughter in law—Jeff & Dee Schmidt of Greenville, daughter and her fiancé—Sandra Marker of Greenville and John Menchhofer of Coldwater, daughter in law and husband—Connie (Chuck) Schmidt-Waggoner of Troy, Grandchildren—Kimberly (Eric) Steele, Stacy Strait, Emily Schmidt, Tricia (Greg) Peck, Carrie (Jim) Hackney, Jared (Alicia) Marker, Casey Marker, Nathan Marker and Mackenzie Marker, Great Grandchildren—Kaitlyn Schmidt, Kaylee McDaniel, Sara & Garrett Strait, Mason, Chase & Reagan Peck, Dylan, Taylor & Piper Hackney, Owen, Luke & Sheldon Marker. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Catherine will held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday March 31, 2010 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church 131 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 till 8 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the services in the Church.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or Hospice of Darke County.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.