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Melva Jean Schmitt

July 21, 1934 — June 29, 2024

Roeland Park

Melva Jean Schmitt, 89, of Roeland Park, Kansas, passed away in her home on June 29, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born in Spearville, Kansas on July 21, 1934, to George W. and Jennie (Robbins) Wyatt.

After graduating from Kinsley High School in1952, Melva remained in Kinsley, married LaVern P. Schmitt (deceased) and enjoyed being part of a farming community north of Kinsley. She was active in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and generously volunteered her time to various organizations. After relocating to Roeland Park in November 2003, Melva worked part-time for Club Demonstration Services (CDS) at Costco where she met many lifelong friends. 

Melva was unpretentious, kind and well-liked by others. Idleness was never in her vocabulary. Besides volunteering, she enjoyed puzzles, baking homemade breads and icebox pies and crafts. Her greatest joy was sharing her homemade goodies with others.

Melva is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Larry Wyatt. She is survived by her four daughters, Detra Troyer (Joe Hein) of Wichita, Kansas; Dalyn Schmitt (Michael Hoedl) of Kansas City, Missouri; Darla Schmitt (Charles Herrmann) of West Chester, Ohio; and Darrie Hutchison (Randy) of Wichita, Kansas; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 5250 Mission Rd., Roeland Park, Kansas, beginning with a Rosary at 9:45 a.m. Visitation will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Disabled Veterans of America, St. Agnes Catholic Church, or a charity of your choice. To view the service live click HERE

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