Elenora “Nora” Schmidt, 83, died Aug. 11 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Aug. 27, 1930, at Liebenthal, she was the daughter of Alex and Mary (Doerfler) Pfeifer.
She married Harold J. Schmidt Aug. 23, 1948, at Liebenthal. She was a fibreglass roller for Sfeld Engineering for 19 years until her retirement. Mrs. Schmidt was a Great Bend resident since 1950 coming from Hays. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and the Apostolate of Our Lady of Fatima (Blue Army), all of Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband, Harold J. Schmidt, of the home; a son, Richard H. Schmidt and his wife Kathy, Hays; a daughter, Aileen F. Bailey and her husband Kevin, Leavenworth; a brother, Joseph Pfeifer, Hays; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Marie Schmidt Lang; two brothers, Celestine Pfeifer and Gerald Pfeifer, and four sisters, Caroline Steckline, Florence Matal, Armella Schmidt, and Marie Schwartz, and one great-grandson, Zachary Lang.
Altar Society Rosary is scheduled at 4 p.m. and Vigil Service with Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home. Blue Army Rosary will be at 9 a.m., Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will start at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to Prince of Peace Parish, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 12, 2014