Carolyn Jean Youk Schmidt passed away peacefully at home in Newton Kansas on December 26, 2020. She was born to Leland Victor Youk and Lorene Keller Youk in Durham Kansas on July 29,1940.
She married Leon Boyd Schmidt at the Durham Lutheran Church in Durham Kansas on July 8, 1960 and recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.
She grew up in Durham Kansas and worked with her siblings, driving tractors and working the family farm. Carolyn lived in multi cities/states during her life and each of her kids were born in different states. Shawn was born in New Mexico, Shelly in Texas and Brent in Louisiana. Leon and Carolyn moved back to Kansas to retire in 1996. Carolyn has always been very proud of all of her children and took much pride in being actively involved with being a part of her grandkids lives.
Leaving behind to mourn her loss includes husband Leon Boyd Schmidt, three children, daughters Shawn Schmidt (John III) Goering of Keller Texas, Shelly (Joel) Reece of Newton Kansas, son Brent (Alva) Schmidt of Coweta OK, 7 grandchildren Mark Schmidt of Wichita Kansas, Brandon (Jackie) Schmidt of Porter Ok, Destiny Schmidt (Dalton) Wilkinson of Coweta OK, Dustin Schmidt of Turley OK, John Goering IV of Keller TX, Micah and Jeremiah, 5 great grandchildren Grayson, Brent, Clay, Mason and Maxwell. Sisters, Shirley Carstens of Newton Kansas, Margie (JB) Geisler of Metairie Louisiana, Sharon Kelsey of Marion Kansas, Vickie (Doug) Huxman of Hillisboro, Laurie (Tom) Koslowsky of Hillsboro Kansas, sister in law Betty Youk of Newton Kansas, brother in law Terry Shaw of Peabody, Kansas and brother in law Bruce Martins of Marion Kansas and numerous nieces/nephews.. Predeceased in death by her grand daughter Tiffany Schmidt, brother Gaylen Youk, sister Linda Shaw, nephew Todd Shaw, parents Leland Youk and Lorene Keller Youk, Great Grandparents Henry and Amelia Youk, step father Harry Laubhan.
Carolyn spoke often of looking forward to going to Heaven and told us multiple times to not to be sad when her day to go to Heaven arrives. She wanted all of us to be happy when God decided to bring her home. A celebration of life/memorial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery/Newton Kansas on January 15th, at 11:00 AM.
A special thank you to Serenity/Hospice for helping take care of our mother during this time.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: Shriners Hospital and/or Feed The Children