Private family graveside services for Jacqueline “Jackie” R. Kreider Shmalberg, 91, Lawrence, KS, were held
at Memorial Park Garden Mausoleum in Lawrence. Jackie passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Pioneer Ridge Nursing Home in Lawrence.
Jackie was born on September 26, 1930 in Afton, OK, the daughter of Lowell E. and Elsie A. (Rider) Kreider.
She spent her youth in Chanute, KS and graduated from Chanute High School. She moved to Lawrence to attend the University of Kansas as a Music Major.
She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, PEO – Chapter EA, Sigma Alpha iota – Music Society, Lawrence Civic Choir, LMH Auxiliary volunteer for many years, and was previously on the LMH Board of Trustees.
She was married to Robert E. “Bob” Shmalberg on December 31, 1950 in Chanute, KS. He preceded her in death on November 22, 2011.
Survivors include her two sons: Jeffery Shmalberg, Scott (Deb) Shmalberg both of Lawrence, five grandchildren, Justin Shmalberg, Blake Shmalberg, Dylan Shmalberg, Jamie Shmalberg Dennis, Thomas Shmalberg; four great grandchildren; and sister, Karen (Miles) Sweeney, Springfield, MO. She was preceded in death by a sister Geralee Rymph of Bradenton, Florida.
The family suggests memorials in Jacqueline’s name to LMH Endowment and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.