Rose Mary Schmidt was born June 15, 1937, the oldest of two children born to Earl and Fern Louise (Carter) Boyd. She attended and graduated New Sharon High School in New Sharon with the Class of 1955. Following graduation, Rose Mary Boyd was united in marriage with Sammie Lee Schmidt Oct. 20, 1955. To this union two sons were born: Karl Vincent and Kalvin Kent. Rose Mary worked as her husband’s manager throughout his singing career bringing country music, gospel music, and entertainment to auditoriums, opera houses, churches, and local retirement homes. Rose Mary was also employed as an insurance agent at several insurance companies.
Rose Mary enjoyed raising a garden and canning. She was a note taker and a list maker.
She was very active in her Lower Grove Church playing the organ and being involved in many activities. She was a woman of God. Rose Mary peacefully passed away May 27, 2021, in her home at the age of 83 years.
She will be missed by her family: Her son, Kalvin Schmidt of New Sharon and his family, his stepdaughter and her husband: Heather and Bob Donaldson, Karissa, Alex, Jayden, and Lillian and his stepson Scott Clark; her daughter-in-law, Jennifer (Karl) Schmidt of Knoxville and son Isaac Schmidt; her granddaughters Renee (Karl) and Dan Van Rees and son Raylan Van Rees, Randi Lynn (Karl) and Brad Sincox and their children Travis Lewis and Taya Sincox; her great-granddaughter Layne Kindley (Renee) and her children Benjamin and Ensley Battistello; her sister, Patricia Martin and her children Dale and Carol Martin; along with many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her precious and beloved Lower Grove neighbors. Of Sammie’s original family, she leaves her brother and sisters-in-law, Fred and Helen Schmidt, and Norma Conover.
She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Fern Louise Boyd, her husband Sammie Lee Schmidt, her son Karl Schmidt, her daughter-in-law Carrie Schmidt, her brother-in-law Delmar Martin, and her grandson Travis Schmidt.
Rose Mary was a witness to her faith and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Pella.