Obituary of Frances W. Schmitz
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Frances W. “Bette” Schmitz, 93, Lansdale
Bette Schmitz, 93, widow of the late Karl B Schmitz, passed away early morning Tuesday December 27, 2022 at St. Mary's Manor in Lansdale.
Affectionately known as Bette, she was born July 22, 1929, in Norristown to the late James Wheeler and the late Frances (Ford) Wheeler. Bette was a lifelong resident of Norristown and life member of Visitation BVM church. Bette attended St. Patrick's High School and retired from Wanamaker's. A devoted Catholic and lover of the church, Bette assisted in the church rectory especially taking care of the vestments and was an active Parish member. She was also a life member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division #2. She loved her community and even volunteered in Polling stations during elections.
Bette leaves behind a devoted granddaughter: Ashley DeStefano (Kevin) and three great grandchildren: Dominic, Charles and Penelope; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews that she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband: Karl B. Schmitz, Son: Peter Schmitz, two Brothers: Richard and Stanley, Sister Marianne Swartz and grandson, Andrew Schmitz.
A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, January 2, 2023 at 11 AM at Visitation BVM church with the Rev. Navitt presiding. Friends and family are invited to visit with the family prior to the service at 10 AM in the Church. Interment of Ashes will take place Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Patricks Cemetery, East Norriton.
In lieu of flowers please consider making donations in Bette’s honor to:
LAOH Division #2
342 Jefferson St.
Bridgeport, PA 19405
Online condolences can be made at www.sgsfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are being handled by Shalkop, Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, Inc Spring City, PA.