Harriet L. Scholtz, age 96, passed away on September 19, 2018, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Her life was filled with faith, family and friends.Harriet was born February 9, 1922, to Martin Samuelson and Ada Samuelson Swanson. She was born on the same farm that her mother was, and her grandfather homesteaded that farm. After graduating from high school, Harriet went to Kansas City to seek employment. She was employed with and retired from AT&T Inc. (formerly American Telephone & Telegraph Co.) with 40 years of service.Harriet was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She lived a life of discipline, simplicity, dignity and integrity.Harriet was married to Ladislav Scholtz, and they made their home in Kansas City, Mo.Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, three sisters and one brother.She is survived by her husband, one sister, one brother, seven nieces, seven nephews, ten great-nieces, seven great-nephews, many great-great nieces and nephews, and two great-great-great-nephews.Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., September 24, 2018, at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family greeted friends before and after the service at the cemetery.A memorial fund has been set up in her honor at Salem Lutheran Church. Please send memorial gifts in care of the Axtell-Landreth Funeral Home, 205 4th Street, Axtell, Kansas 66403.
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