Monday, December 22, 2014



Beverly J. Schmitt, 89, Ottawa, Kan., passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Ransom Memorial Hospital.

Family members plan to meet with friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Cremation is planned. Memorial services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3139 K-68, Ottawa, followed by burial at Princeton Cemetery.

Beverly was born Tuesday, March 11, 1924, in rural Rantoul, Kan. She was the daughter of Joseph Oliver and Etta Irene (O’Neal) Taylor.

She lived in Franklin County, Kan., moving to Carbondale, Colo., for 15 years, and to Hawaii for two years, returning to Kansas in 2006.

Beverly graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1942.

Beverly was employed part-time for Sheldon Truck & Tractor, Bob White Motors, and H&R Block. She worked at Central Check from 1958 to 1972 and Interstate Finance. She ended her working career at the Franklin County Appraiser’s Office where she worked 13 years as a clerk, retiring in 1986.     

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Beverly was united in marriage with Harold Franklin Bones Feb. 14, 1944, in Conway Springs, Kan. He preceded her in death June 4, 1965.

She was united in marriage to F. Lee Schmitt June 12, 1966, in Ottawa. He preceded her in death March 18, 2004.

Survivors include her two daughters, Diane McNish and husband, Bill, and Donna Smith and husband, Robert, all of Ottawa; two sons, Lonnie Bones, Basalt, Colo., and Larry Bones and wife, Robin, Maui, Hawaii; step-son, Allan Schmitt and wife, Jonna, Missouri; sister-in-law, Ramona Taylor, Ottawa; 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Lee Taylor.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses or Prairie Paws Animal Shelter through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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