Marcella “Marcie” Schmeidler, 93, Hays, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Via Christi Village.
She was born Feb. 11, 1925, on the family farm near Hays, the daughter of Wendelin and Agatha (Miller) Geist. She married Celly E. Schmeidler on Oct. 29, 1949, in Chase. He preceded her in death Jan. 22, 2008.
She was a cook and manager at Dan’s Café and manager at Everybody’s Restaurant, a farmwife, and a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella Circle No. 254, and Christian Mothers. She loved her dogs, socializing with friends, playing cards, gambling trips, cooking, and baking cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, and plenty of cookies that she always had ready for friends and family.
Survivors include her son, Darrell Schmeidler and wife, Kathy, Hays, a sister, Mildred Klaus and husband, Cletus, Hays, two grandchildren, Thomas Schmeidler, Salina, and Tracie Schwab and husband, Steven, Austin, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Raegan and Hudson Schwab; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Mary Ann Flax.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catharine, with Father Earl Befort officiating. Burial will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Monday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. and a vigil service will be at 6:30 p.m.Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested for Masses or to the Humane Society of the High Plains.
Condolences and memories of can be left at www.haysmemorial.com