Mary Ellen Schmidt

5/21/2013

Mary Ellen Schmidt, 78, Hays, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Hays Medical Center.

Mary Ellen Schmidt, 78, Hays, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Hays to Frank and Bernadine (Leiker) Mermis.

She married Melvin A. Schmidt on Nov. 5, 1955, in Hays. She was a former bookkeeper for Hays Land and Cattle Co.

Survivors include her husband, of their home in Hays; three sons, Steve, Hays, Neal, Center Valley, Pa., and Jeff, Hays; three brothers, Frank Mermis and Gerald Mermis, both of Olathe, and Bill Mermis, Overland Park; two sisters, Delores Hoffman, Hays, and Alice Munsch Herrman, Schoenchen; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays; cremation will follow the funeral services with inurnment at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine.

A vigil will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Masses or Hospice of Hays Medical Center in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.