Jeannette J. Schmidt

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Jeannette J. Schmidt, 87, died Friday evening at Morning View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, South Bend. She was born March 11, 1927, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Peter D. and Joycie (Schultz) Wiens. On September 14, 1946, in Bessie, Oklahoma, she married Paul Schmidt. He died November 24, 1997, in Newton, Kansas. Surviving are two sons, Vyron (Elvina) Schmidt, Goshen and Dennis G. (Dianne) Schmidt, Pandora, Ohio; six grandchildren, Matthew (Lisa) Schmidt, Andrea Schmidt, Stephanie (Aaron) Wieand, Ryan Schmidt, Philip (Mary) Schmidt, and Julia Schmidt; and five great-grandchildren, Carter, Colette, Adelyn, Micah, and Ethan. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Vivian Baergen. Jeannette was a 1945 graduate of Cordell High School, a former member of the Newton Extension Homemakers Club and Church Women United. She taught youth Sunday school classes for many years as a member of the First Mennonite Church of Newton, Kansas, and was currently a member of the Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen. She retired as an administrative assistant for Women in Mission of the General Conference Mennonite Church, in Newton, after 30 years of service Her body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens West, Newton, Kansas. Memorials may be made to Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission for the Hope for Congo Bibles Project. Yoder- Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Ind., is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at