Funeral services for Judy Kathryn Schmitz, 62, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Eudora City Cemetery.
Mrs. Schmitz died Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas.
She was born December 8, 1958, in Lawrence, the daughter of Le Roy and Mary Frances Drinnon Campbell. She graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 1976.
Mrs. Schmitz worked for Hallmark, as a babysitter, at Maupin Tour, and State Farm Insurance. She worked for three agents, over the 30 plus years at State Farm.
She was an animal lover and liked rabbits, squirrels, birds, and dogs. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family, traveling places while going to bowling tournaments, painting yard ornaments, and being outside.
She married James Schmitz on March 12, 1977, in Lawrence after meeting for the first time only two months prior. They have been blessed with 44 years together. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Jason Schmitz of Lawrence; mother, Mary Schmitz of Lawrence; siblings, Steven Campbell and wife Patty of Eudora, Pam Alt and husband Dean of Lawrence; grandchildren, Isaac, Aidan, and Lilly Schmitz all of Lawrence; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1986.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com
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Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Jul. 14, 2021.