Geneva Ann (Schmidt) Schumacher, 75, of Great Bend, Kansas, and formerly of Russell, Kansas, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Medical Lodge of Great Bend.

Geneva was born May 24, 1943 in Grinnell, Kansas.  She was one of four children born to Raymond Joseph and Anna Martha (Wolf) Schmidt.  She grew up in Grinnell and graduated from Grinnell High School in 1961 as the Valedictorian of her Class.

Geneva was united in marriage to James Joseph Schumacher on October 7, 1961 at the Catholic Parish in Grinnell.  This union was blessed with four children; Rachell, Michael, Bruce and Brian.  They lived in Grinnell area a few years before moving to Russell.  James preceded her in death in March, 2012.  Then in 2015 she moved to Great Bend.

Geneva was a devoted wife and homemaker.  She also worked in housekeeping at Alafern Nursing Home in Russell and housekeeping at the Russell Regional Hospital.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Women’s Guild Catholic Charity Association.  She enjoyed fishing, collecting antiques and spending time with her family.

Surviving family include her daughter, Rachell Depiesse (Ed) of Lakin, Kansas; three sons, Michael “Tod” Schumacher (Linda) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Bruce Schumacher (Jolana) of Denver, Colorado and Brian Schumacher (Jodi) of Pratt, Kansas; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, husband James, three brothers, Eugene Schmidt, Wilmer “Woody” Schmidt and Clarence “Jess” Schmidt.

Celebration of the Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, February 14, 2019 at St. Mary, Queen of Angels Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Russell.  Visitation will be held from Noon to 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary.  Vigil and Rosary will be held at 7:30 P.M., Wednesday at St. Mary, Queen of Angels Catholic Church.  Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Russell Catholic Council of Women and may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.


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