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  • OBIT: Norma Schmidt, 76

  • Norma M. Schmidt, 76, South Hutchinson, died Jan. 8, 2012 at Mennonite Manor.


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  • Norma M. Schmidt, 76, South Hutchinson, died Jan. 8, 2012 at Mennonite Manor.  She was born Oct. 7, 1935 in Greensburg, the daughter of Howard & Isalone Harrison Ricketts.  She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1951.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Springfield, Mo., where she and her husband lived prior to moving back to Greensburg.  After the Greensburg tornado, they moved to South Hutchinson.  She was a homemaker.
    Norma married Irvin R. Schmidt on Oct. 1, 1951 in Wichita.  He survives.  Others survivors include 2 daughters, Melinda Nachtrab and her husband David, Clearwater, and Debra Hoover and husband Chuck, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma;  5 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents;  3 brothers, Dale Ricketts, Bill Ricketts, and Jack Ricketts;  and a sister, Neva Mesel.
    Cremation has taken place.
    Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at Mennonite Manor Chapel in South Hutchinson.  A private family inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery at Greensburg.  A register book may be signed 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at Elliott Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace Children’s Home in Henderson, Nebr., or Mennonite Manor, sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kansas  67501. 
    Friends may visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave the family a condolence.
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