Angela Mae (Rowe) Schmidt passed away in Topeka, Kansas, on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the age of 87.
Born on February 18, 1933 the daughter of Allen and Olive (Brown) Rowe, Angela grew up in St. Paul, Nebraska with her seven older siblings. She married Arthur John Schmidt on July 21st, 1951. After raising their children, Angela owned and operated Schmidt’s Liquor Store in North Lawrence and owned/operated Smitty’s Plumbing with her husband. She enjoyed playing bingo and watching the Jayhawks play basketball.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two infant sons, and grandson Kyle Schmidt. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Ken) Squires of Lawrence, son Thomas Schmidt of Topeka, and son Arthur John Schmidt, Jr. of Lawrence; grandchildren Andrea (Scott) Noltner, Timothy (Ashly) Squires, Shane (Heather) Schmidt; and several great grandchildren (Shelby Schmidt, Dominic Noltner, Kyla Schmidt, Terry Schmidt, and Everett Squires).
Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all people wear protective face masks and get their Covid-19 vaccines as soon as possible.