Sarah M. (Lucas) Schmidt

Sarah M. (Lucas) Schmidt, 98, Lawrence, died Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Brandon Woods. She was born March 30, 1921 in Harrisburg, IL, the daughter of Ora and Elva (Rister) Lucas. A family burial will be held at the Eudora Cemetery.

Sarah graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1939 and moved to Eudora, KS. She married Ralph H. “Smitty” Schmidt on August 18, 1941 in Eudora. He preceded her in death on May 3, 2005.

Sarah was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora, the Helianthus Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Eudora and the 1900 and Now Club. In recent years she attended Central Methodist Church in Lawrence. She valued family and enjoyed travel, knitting, cooking and playing cards and bingo with her many friends.

Sarah is survived by her son, Ron Schmidt and wife, Elaine, of Lawrence; granddaughters Susan (Mark) Henderson, Stephanie (Jeff) Rock and four great grandchildren; Andrew Henderson, Thomas Henderson, Wyatt Rock and Natalie Sarah Rock.

Memorials may be made in her name to Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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  1. Gloria Jacob on November 30, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Sorry to hear of Sarah’s passing. She was the very capable director of the school lunch program in Eudora for years. This was “back in the day” when things were prepared from scratch. My Mom was one of the “lunch ladies” and I know how they respected Sarah and enjoyed preparing her delicious recipes. I also saw a very compassionate side of Sarah at Pioneer Ridge. Her husband was there and she visited daily. She helped our family with kind words and encouragement when our Dad was there. I know she was loved and will be missed.



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