Mary V. Schmidt

CARLINVILLE (Oct. 4, 2018) – Mary Virginia Schmidt, 87, of Carlinville, formerly of Gillespie, passed away at 11:50 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at Heritage Health of Carlinville.

She was born March 1, 1931, in Litchfield to Joseph Aaron and Thelma (Morgan) Williams. She married Charles Herbert Schmidt on Dec. 21, 1956, in Alton; he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2005.

Mrs. Schmidt was a retired school teacher for CUSD 7 and a member of the Retired Teachers, Macoupin County. She was a former member of the Carlinville PEO Chapter AB and former Master Gardener Illinois Flower Show Judge.

Surviving are her daughters, Charla Lynn (Roger) Hyam of Bellevue, Wash., and Karen Ann (Tim) Smith of Carlinville; twin grandchildren, Thomas D. (Anne) Ottersburg Jr. and Timothy C. (Eri) Ottersburg; grandchildren, Sean C. Bowers and Katie (Bryan) Edwards; and great-grandchildren, Chase, Emalyn, Brysan, Sadie, Lydia Mary, Adelynn and Kolsan.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Aaron Williams.

Her remains will be cremated, and private family services will be held. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Federated Church of Carlinville and Zion Lutheran Church of Gillespie.

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at kravanyafuneral.com.