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Betty Jean Schmidt, 1921 - 2021
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

Betty Jean Schmidt, 99, passed away January 18, 2021, at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend. She was born July 31, 1921, in Larned, Kansas to Virgil & Eula (Edwards) Standish. She married Jack E. Schmidt September 22, 1940 in Larned.  He died June 19, 2001.

A Great Bend resident, Betty was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post #180 Auxiliary, V.F.W. Post #3111 Auxiliary. She enjoyed golfing with Jack at Lake Barton Golf Course, the Saturday night dances at the Legion and playing bridge. 
Survivors include, two sons, Robert Schmidt and wife Karen of Chandler, Ariz., and Douglas Schmidt and significant other Debbie Mrozinski of Manitowoc, Wis.; and a granddaughter, Christy Goddard and husband Darrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Schmidt; and two brothers, Jack Standish, and Virgil Standish, Jr.

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place and services will be announced at a later date. Memorials have been designated to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

The family would also like to extend a special Thank You to the entire staff of Brookdale Senior Living for all the excellent care given to our mother.

Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 20, 2021