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Irva Lavonne Schmidt

July 9, 2014

Lavonne Schmidt 83, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Harry Hynes

inpatient Hospice in Wichita, Kansas.  She was born February 8, 1931 in Goessel, Kansas to Carl and Martha (Epp) Schmidt.  She married Gerald “Red” Schmidt and he survives. She was a member of the Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas.  Lavonne worked as a furrier at several fur retailers including Henry’s and Plaza Fur’s both in Wichita. 


Lavonne is survived by her husband Red Schmidt of Hilton Head, SC; sons: Douglas Schmidt and Donavon Schmidt both of Hilton Head, SC; sisters: Vera Koehn of Maize, KS and Dee Dee Scherer of McPherson, KS. She is also survived by two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


A memorial service will be announced in the fall of 2014 at Bethel College Mennonite Church.  Inurnment will be in the Bethel College Columbarium.


Memorials are suggested to Pine Village in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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