Clara Leadell Schmitt, 87, of Lacon passed away at 3:00 pm on December 31, 2014 at Heartland Healthcare in Henry, IL. Born in Peoria on May 13, 1927 to the late Harold and Mabel Caven Mott, she attended Bradley University and Methodist School of Nursing to become a Registered Nurse. On September 27, 1952 she married Donald Schmitt in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are her children, Wally (Lana) Schmitt of MaChesney Park, IL; Anne (Tony) Ripp of Peoria; Mary Kay Nichols of Malden, IL; Jeff (Lisa) Schmitt of Lacon; brother Ed (Sue) Mott of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren Dacia Hart, W.J. Schmitt, Amy Nichols, Katelyn Ripp; 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by 1 brother, 4 sisters, and 1 granddaughter.
Clara was an avid Cardinals fan and collector of clowns. The family would like to thank all the care givers of Heartland Healthcare Center of Henry.
Visitation will be held at Lenz Memorial Home on Sunday, January 4 from 4-6 pm. Cremation rites will be accorded afterwards and a private family burial of ashes will be at a later date in the Lacon Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Central Illinois Alzheimer's Association or the Lacon Sparland Ambulance. Online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com.
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Lacon, IL 61540
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