Mary “Tootsie” Schmidt

Mary “Tootsie” Schmidt, 74, died on March 18, 2021 at Hillsboro Community Hospital.

Celebration of Life Service was at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro officiated by Pastor John Werner.

Interment in Durham Park cemetery rural Durham.

Family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Memorials to Trojan Booster Club in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

She was born on May 12, 1946 in Hillsboro to Charles and Bernice (Steiner) McDowell. She married Jerry Schmidt on June 18, 1987 in Marion.

Survivors include sons, Christopher (Terry Pierce) Frantz of rural Hillsboro, Mitchell Frantz of Hillsboro; sister, Shirley (Brian) Lewis of Wichita; stepson, Jeffery (Lori) Schmidt; adopted daughter, Mary Anne Warden; 6 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. And a whole host family and friends that love her, and many people that she has adopted.

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