Elsie M. Schmidt

Elsie M. Schmidt, 88, Goessel, died April 12, 2008, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita.

Born Oct. 18, 1919, at Goessel, she was the daughter of Abram and Maria (Schroeder) Boese.

On Sept. 3, 1948, she married Elmer Schmidt at Goessel.

She was a member of Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Goessel.

She was preceded in death by her husband and an infant daughter, Jerilyn.

Survivors include a son, Glen Schmidt of Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters, Janice Schmidt of Excelsior, Minn., and Diana Roberts of Conway, Ark.; two brothers, Alvin Boese of Lehigh and Ralph Boese of Spokane, Wash.; stepbrother, Dannie Schmidt of Goessel; sister, Rosella Duerksen of Tucson, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.

The memorial service was held Tuesday morning at Tabor Mennonite Church with Pastor Corey Miller and Pastor Karen Andres officiating.

Burial was in Tabor Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established with Goessel Emergency Services (EMT/first responders).