Mary Virginia Schmidt, 87, of Carlinville, formerly of Gillespie, died at Heritage Health of Carlinville on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 11:50 p.m. She was born on March 1, 1931, in Litchfield to Joseph Aaron Williams and Thelma (Morgan) Williams. She married Charles Herbert Schmidt on December 21, 1956, in Alton. He preceded her in death on February 24, 2005.
She was a retired school teacher from Community Unit School District 7. Mary was a member of the Macoupin County Retired Teachers and a former member of the Carlinville PEO Chapter AB and Master Gardner Illinois Flower Show Judge.
She is survived by her daughters, Charla Lynn Hyam (Roger) of Bellevue, WA and Karen Ann Smith (Tim) of Carlinville; twin grandchildren, Thomas D. Ottersburg Jr (Anne) and Timothy C. Ottersburg (Eri); grandchildren, Sean C Bowers and Katie Edwards (Bryan); and great-grandchildren, Chase, Emalyn, Brysan, Sadie, Lydia Mary, Adelynn and Kolsan.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, and brother, Joseph Aaron Williams.
Remains will be cremated. Private family services will be held. Memorials are suggested to Federated Church of Carlinville and Zion Lutheran Church of Gillespie. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.