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Deloris Schmidt

July 13, 1937 — March 30, 2017

Deloris E. Schmidt, 79, of Newton, died Thursday (March 30, 2017) at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus.

She was born on July 13, 1937 in Goessel, Ks., the daughter of Ben and Selma Warkentin Hildebrand. Deloris was raised on a farm East of Goessel, graduating from Goessel High School in 1955.

Deloris married John H. Schmidt on August 6, 1955 at the Alexanderwohl Church. They lived in Topeka until moving to Newton in 1957.

She had worked in Newton at Moore’s I.G.A., in their five and dime section as well as at Elixer Industries and Druber’s Donut Shop. Deloris then worked at Norcraft for 17 years until retiring.
She had been an active member of First Mennonite Church and along with John, they had been volunteer’s at the American Red Cross Blood Drive for 12 years.

Survivors include her husband John; son C.B. “Cub” Schmidt; daughter Patty Warkentine and her husband Jack; grandchildren Amanda Warkentine and Brett Warkentine and wife Jessica; and three great grandsons Cole Lujano, Tucker Warkentine and Reid Warkentine all of Newton.

Deloris is preceded in death by her parents; and brother Willis Hildebrand.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday (April 3, 2017) at the First Mennonite Church in Newton. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:00 P.M. on Sunday where the family will receive friends between 6:00 and 8:00 P.M.

A memorial has been established with Caring Hands Humane Society, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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