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Ruth Ann Schmidt

d. March 27, 2019


Ruth Ann Schmidt 81, was carried home in the arms of her Lord, Wednesday March 27, 2019 at her Newton residence. She was born November 1, 1937 in Goessel, Kansas to Walter J. and Anna E. (Hiebert) Schmidt.  On November 15, 1957 she married Adolph D. Smith at Lehigh, Kansas and he preceded her in death on November 11, 1988. She later married Adolf D. Schmidt and he also preceded her in death. 


She was a member of the St John Lutheran Church in Moundridge, Kansas.


Ruth Ann was a Certified Nurse Aide and worked at both the Goessel and Peabody nursing homes.  She had a love of people and was always giving of her time caring for others. Including volunteering 17 years and helping many people at the Grand Central Senior Center in Newton. Ruth Ann also enjoyed knitting and children. Her love extended to her pets that she cared for though the years.


She is survived by two sisters Delores E. Peterson and Gladys M. Downen both of Newton; brother LeRoy Schmidt of Rural Hillsboro, Kansas.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.


Ruth Ann is preceded in death by her parents and two husbands


A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday April 1, 2019 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton with The Reverend Ron Rather presiding. Private family interment will take place.


Memorials are suggested to  Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Grand Central Senior Center both in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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