Francis Lee Schmitt |

Francis Lee Schmitt

Francis Lee Schmitt of Carbondale died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. He was 84.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 20, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Carbondale, with Bill Cahall officiating.

Burial will follow at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, Kan.

Mr. Schmitt was born Feb. 14, 1920, in Ottawa, Kan., to Eva Beall and Lawrence Schmitt. He spent his childhood in Princeton, Kan., and graduated from Princeton High School.

He married Nina Vallier in 1940. They were divorced in 1965.

He married Beverly Taylor on June 12, 1966, at Ottawa, Kan.

Mr. Schmitt lived in Ottawa, Kan., Albuquerque and Las Cruces, N.M., before moving to Carbondale 12 years ago. He worked in production at a mobile home factory.

Mr. Schmitt was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Carbondale. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and travel.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Schmitt.

Mr. Schmitt is survived by his wife, Beverly Schmitt of Carbondale; by a son, Allen Lee Schmitt; and by 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin County Humane Society, 230 W. 19th St., Ottawa, KS 66067.

Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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