OBITUARY: Deborah Louise (Stinchcomb) Schmidt

Harvey County Now

Deborah Louise (Stinchcomb) Schmidt, 69, died Aug. 31, 2022, at her home in Newton.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1952, in Ulysses, Kan., the daughter of Rhene and Mary Ann (Lauber) Stinchcomb. She grew up in Englewood, where she attended and graduated from Ashland High with the class of 1970. She would then take several classes at Dodge City Community College.

On Dec. 6, 1991, Debbie was united in marriage to David Schmidt in Newton. The couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary last year.

For 25 years, Debbie enjoyed working as a lab tech at a clinic. When it was time for a career change, she went on to work for High Street Company and Kitchen Corner for 16 years.

Debbie enjoyed gardening and liked to decorate for each season and occasion. She loved being a mother and grandmother, always making sure her family was taken care of and that they knew how much she loved and cherished them.

Debbie is survived by her husband, Dave Schmidt; sons, Jason Schmidt, Matthew Vanover and Rusty Vanover, and wife, Ashley; sister, Pam Clark and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Amelia, Archer, Aletta and Lily; and many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rhene and Mary Ann Stinchcomb, and niece, Susan Clark.

Memorial contributions may be made in Debbie’s name to Caring Hands Humane Society or Safe Hope and left in care to Petersen Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton.

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