Lillie Mae Schmidt, 90 of Walnut, died Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.
Lillie was born on July 2, 1932 in southern Illinois, the daughter of Okel Everette and Bina Luvenia (Sapp) Miller. She married the love of her life, Vern E. Schmidt on June 22, 1951 at Neponset United Methodist Church. They were married for nearly 50 years before he preceded her in death on October 2, 2002. Lillie worked at Kraft Foods and then at Josten’s in Princeton, retiring after 20 years. She also worked at Pioneer seasonally as a seed corn sorter. Lillie was a member of Bunker Hill Church in Buda. She enjoyed playing BINGO, going shopping, doing word searches, and most of all, going to church on Sunday’s. Lillie’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were her world, and she cherished the time she spent with her family.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Schmidt Swart (Gary Swart) of Camdenton, Missouri; her son, Kevin (Neta) Schmidt of Melville, Missouri; her sisters, Verna (Don) Kruger of Andover and Barbara (Dennis) Whittaker of Haines City, FL; six grandchildren, Amy Waca (Jimmy Jeffery) of Wyanet, Sania Waca (Jacob Sims) of Wyanet, Allison (Jerad) Foster of Wyanet, Andrew Hubbard of Ohio, Misti (Kyle) Duffy of Arnold, Missouri, and Sarah (Rob) Gadamowitz of Rockford; twelve great grandchildren, Cody Wedekind, Cordell Wedekind, Samantha Gonzalez, Katelyn Splitt, Madison Splitt, Layne Foster, Aleeyah Foster, Zemiah Hubbard, Noah Hubbard, Xaverie Hubbard, Quinton Duffy and Orianna Duffy; and two great, great grandchildren, Cruz Gonzalez and Ruth Campbell.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Wendell Miller and Preston Miller; one sister, Wanda Miller; two brothers in infancy; and one nephew, Bradley Kruger.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at Bunker Hill Church in Buda, IL. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Pastor Chantha Chhim officiating. Burial will conclude at Walnut Cemetery in Walnut. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walnut Rescue Unit.
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