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Leona M. Schmidt-Toedter

March 3, 1920 — April 11, 2020

Leona Marie Schmidt-Toedter, 100, passed away on April 11, 2020 at Country Place Senior Living in Marysville, Kansas after a short illness. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 15 at the Marysville City Cemetery. Rev. Philip Miller will officiate. Due to the “Stay-at -Home” mandate we will be broadcasting the service live from the Kinsley Mortuary Facebook page at 2 p.m., Wednesday. For those who cannot attend please sign Leona’s online guestbook and leave a condolence. Leona was a native of Marshall County and a long time resident of Marysville. She was born March 1920 as the youngest of five children to Leo and Amanda (Stohs) Klotz on a farm near Waterville, Kansas. Her brothers and sister were Edwin, Lillian, Marvin, and Leo. The Klotz family spoke German in the home, and Leona only learned English when she began grade school. Leona was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Afton, Kansas. Leona married Lloyd Schmidt in 1940, and they had two children, Sherry and Terry. After the death of Lloyd, Leona later married Clarence Toedter. Leona and her family attended Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and was active in women's circles for many years. Leona loved gardening and baking, and was known for her extensive collection of potted African violets. Survivors include her son, Terry Schmidt and wife Cindy of Pittsboro, North Carolina; granddaughter Brenda Heideman of Marysville Kansas, grandson Brian Ball and wife Margaret of Paola Kansas, great grandchildren Amber Fencil, Megan Barzydlo, and Brianna Ball, and great-great grandchildren Brinley Fencil, Aiden Smallwood, Jared Fencil, and Jonathan Fencil along with many beloved friends. Preceding her in death were husbands Lloyd Schmidt and Clarence Toedter and daughter Sherry Scott. A memorial fund has been established to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Marysville Kansas. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. Graveside Service for Leona M. Schmidt-Toedter To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leona M. Schmidt-Toedter, please visit our flower store.

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