Alice M. Schmeidler, 92, Hays, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Via Christi Village, Hays.

She was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Rush County to Carl and Lidwina (Zimmerman) Unrein. She married Cyril J. Schmeidler on Aug. 23, 1975, in Victoria. She was a homemaker.

She enjoyed cooking, baking for her family, gardening, canning and sewing.

She was a member of St. Catherine Church and St. Catherine Christian Mothers.

Survivors include her husband Hays; four sons, Neal Schmeidler and wife, Lorrinda, Springfield, Va., Phil Schmeidler and wife, Brenda, and Michael Schmeidler and wife, Cheryl, all of Hays, and Lloyd Schmeidler and wife, Brenda, Durham, N.C.; a brother, Tim Unrein and wife, Connie, Ocala, Fla.; two sisters, Sr. Eleanor Unrein and Sr. Charlotte Unrein, both of the Great Bend Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend; 12 grandchildren, Lori, LaNette, Lance, LeAnna, Scott, Kent, Jarett, Nolan, Jennifer, Clayton, Julie and Stephanie; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, LaVerne, Charles, George and Lyle Unrein; two infant sisters, Marie Unrein and Ann Rohn; and two great grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catharine; burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601 and from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.

A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a St. Catherine Christian Mothers rosary, all at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Thomas More Prep-Marian, Dominican Sisters of Peace Great Bend or St. Catherine Church, in care of the funeral chapel.

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