Melba Catherine Schmidtberger, 80, Overland Park, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Houston.

She was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Pfeifer to Wendelin and Pauline Schmidt.

She married Leroy Schmidtberger on June 19, 1954. Together they worked and raised their family in Hays.

Survivors include her husband; her children, Terry Schmidtberger and Diana Schmidtberger, both of Houston; five brothers, Wendelin "Jr." and wife, Kay, Irvin and wife, Nancy, Leon and wife, RoseAnn, Wichita, Gary and wife, Karen, Hot Springs, Ark., and Melvin and wife, Connie, Victoria; a sister, Norma Schmidtberger, Overland Park; three grandchildren, Lyndsi, Travis and Kelsi Schmidtberger; a great-grandson, Hayden; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Margola; and a grandson, Scott Schmidtberger.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Overland Park; burial in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

Family will receive friends for a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Penwell Gabel Olathe Chapel.

A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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