Obituary of Wilma Jean Schmitz
SAND CREEK-Wilma Jean Schmitz, age 81, of Sand Creek, passed away on August 28, 2020, at ProMedica Bixby Hospital with her daughters by her side.
She was born August 13, 1939, in Elizabethton, Tennessee to Silver and Nellie (McNeal) Campbell. She was a 1957 graduate of Adrian High School. Wilma married John L. White in 1957, and they spent 29 years together. On November 30, 1989, she married Arthur Schmitz in Adrian and they spent 27 years together. Wilma was a caregiver her whole life – compassionately running an Adult Foster Care Home for 25 years and then was a CNA Provincial House for 10 years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Adrian. Wilma enjoyed the simple life and the love for her family, cats, keeping house, her flower beds, and quilting. Wilma will always be remembered for her willingness to help others, the love she had for her family, and her straightforward advice.
She is survived by three daughters, Deborah (Kris) Becker of Onsted, Sharon Richmond of Adrian, and Cynthia (Randy) Bramer of Baldwin, Michigan; a son, Robert L. (Lisa) White of Butte, Montana; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many great-great grandchildren. In addition to her first husband, John and second husband, Art, she was preceded in death by her parents; stepbrother, Jack; and son-in-law, Ron Richmond.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Burial will be in Lenawee County Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 4-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and social distancing restrictions, only a limited number of people will be allowed in the chapel at a time and masks are required.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lenawee Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
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