Mary Beatrice Schmidt

COFFEYVILLE — Mary Beatrice Schmidt, 87, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.

She was born on May 26, 1931, at Abilene, Texas, to Seaborn Henry and Ola Belle (Parker) Lassiter. Mary grew up and attended school in Abilene. After graduating from Abilene High School she attended Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

On June 2, 1962, she married Chester Lee Schmidt at Lamesa, Texas. Following their marriage they made their home in Fort Worth, Texas, while her husband attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After his graduation they moved to Mound Valley, where they lived for seven years until moving to Coffeyville. After moving to Coffeyville, Mary taught third grade at Dearing School until retiring after 40 years of teaching. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2007.

She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Mary loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Maples and her husband, Scott, of Coffeyville and Donna Blumer and her husband, Mark, of Parsons; a sister, Ruthette Swift of Jenks, Oklahoma; a brother, Don Lassiter of Waco, Texas; four grandchildren, Sarah Reese, Jeyree Drury and her husband, Shane, Jesse Blumer and Kaytee Blumer; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a great-grandson, Max Reese.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church, Coffeyville, with her nephew, pastor Ted Mercer, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at David W. Barnes Funeral Home, Coffeyville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Medicalodge activity fund. Contributions may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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