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Eva Elizabeth "Mimi Schmidt
September 16, 1929 - March 16, 2006

Eva Elizabeth (Mimi) Schmidt, 76, passed away at St. Bernard*s Hospital on Thursday, March 16, 2006. She was born on Monday, September 16, 1929, in Tipton, Missouri to Henry J. and Regina (Hunthausen) Koerkenmeier. She attended Mount St. Scholastica Academy in Atchison, KS and graduated from Tipton High School, Tipton, MO. in 1947. She is survived by her husband of the home Richard F. (Dick) Schmidt of 57 years, two daughters and four sons: Susan Schmidt, Prairie Village, KS; Doris and Dennis Penter; Wayne and Janet Schmidt; Steve and Kathy Schmidt; Donald and Kathy Schmidt of Trumann; Dr. David and Paula Schmidt of Little Rock; three brothers and one sister, Norman and Elmer Koerkenmeier, Tipton, MO; (Ret.) Col. Leo Koerkenmeier, Vienna, VA; Rita Krapf, St. Louis, MO; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers: Dennis, Jr. and Zachary Penter, Courtney, Donald, Jr., Jonathan and Logan Schmidt. Honorary pallbearers - Grandchildren: Dr. Genie Burnett, Kristie Dickson, Andrea Carlisle, Sarah, Isabella and Lathrop Schmidt. Friends - Charles Zipfel, Hubert Brodell, Bob Myshka, Bud Lamar, Morris Simmons, David Ferguson, Dr. Derrick Woods, and Dr. Trent Lamb. Eva was preceded in death by her parents and one infant son John. She lived most of her life in Trumann and Jonesboro, AR and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church for 54 years. She was involved in the Women*s Guild and was a Curillistas. She devoted her life to her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sibling and friend. She was passionate about her faith, good food, music and her pets. Our heart felt thanks go out to Virginia Chaffin and other members of the North East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, as well as St. Elizabeth*s Place and St. Bernard*s Medical Center, for her care. Visitation will be at Blessed Sacrament Church, 614 South Church, Jonesboro, AR 72403, (adjacent to St. Bernard*s Med. Ctr.), on Sunday from 5 PM - 7 PM; a Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be Monday, March 20th at Blessed Sacrament Church. Eva will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery. Due to the Lenten season, flowers will not be allowed in Church. Instead, the family suggests contributions to the Blessed Sacrament Building Fund P.O. Box 1735 Jonesboro, AR 72403. Envelopes will be located in the Church. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Thompson Funeral Home, 870-483-6313.

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  1. Jerene Knipp, Kansas City, MO says

  2. Dennis and Theresa (Thomas) Flinn, Saint Peters, Missouri says

  3. Mr. &Mrs Morris Simmons, Jonesboro Ark says

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  7. Kelley Webb & Debbye Davis / Webb Law Office, Trumann, AR says

  8. Sylvia Richards, Jonesboro, AR says

    Dearest Friends,I shall always remember Dick and Eva sitting in the pew in front of me at 5:30 Mass. What a wonderful gift they shared to be together for so many years and to have such a great family.Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you.Fondly,Sylvia Richards

  9. Tony and Maria Bolan, Simpsonville, SC says

    Don,We are very saddened for your loss. Please know that you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks.

  10. Sandy Davis, Trumann, AR says

  11. Kristie Dickson , says

    Mimi, although you are gone you will not ever be forgotten. I will always remember your mimi kisses, your christmas cookies with red hots and the angle food cake you made me every year for my birthday. You will be missed but I will see you again someday. Love you, Kristie

  12. Bud & Rosemary Lamar, Jonesboro, Ark. says

    Eva and Dick have been good friends with us for over 45 years and we will sorely miss her. Ourprayers go with Eva.

  13. Candy Dennis, Kansas City, MO says

    To the Schmidt family attention Susie & Genie -- please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and I am so sorry I'm not able to be there. I know it's tough but she is truly in a much better place and no longer in any type of pain or confusion.Take care.Love Candy



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