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Gwendolen "Gwen" Schmitt

July 4, 2013

   Mrs. Gwendolen E. Schmitt, 89, of Quincy died at 6:35 a.m. Thursday (July 4, 2013) in St. Vincents Home.

   Born September 19, 1923 in Lima Township, Adams County, Gwen was the daughter of Fred and Edith Kropp Gerhardt. She was baptized and confirmed in the Bethany Untied Church of Christ in Tioga, IL. She married Wilbur F. Schmitt on February 27, 1942 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on September 26, 1968.

   Gwen was a dear friend and "Grandma" for the Fierge family for over twenty years. She was a excellent cook and enjoyed reading her Bible, flower gardening, doing embroidery work and loved being with all little children, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildern and sharing her special hugs and  beautiful smile.

   Survivors include her son W. Larry Schmitt (Linda) of Colchester, IL; two grandchildren, Amy Schmitt (Fiance Bobby Johnston) of Vandalia, MO  and Eric Schmitt (Carri) of Hudson, IL; six great grandchildren, Todd Turner, Seth Bruenger, Tucker Bruenger, Owen Schmitt, Madalyn Schmitt and Drake Johnston ; two brothers, Wayne Gerhardt (Kathy) of Cambria, CA and Gene Gerhardt (Lucy) of Sutter, IL; a sister, Sandy Pieper (Steve) of Quincy; a brother in law, Robert "Bob" Scheuermann of Quincy. Also surviving are several loving  nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Sharon Schmitt and Genevieve Schmitt; a brother, Willis Gerhardt and two sisters Pauline Jenkins and Dorothy Scheuermann.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 in The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Dennis officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery in Sutter, IL.

   Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.  

   Memorials may be made to St. Vincents Home.
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