Carol Schmidt

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Carol Lee Schmidt, nee Baggett, 88, of Belleville, IL, born January 2, 1933, in Chester, IL, died Friday, March 19, 2021, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Schmidt worked as a telephone operator at General Telephone Co., Chester, IL, Southwestern Bell Telephone, St. Louis, MO, and finally, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Belleville, IL.  Most recently, Carol was a PBX operator at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL, before her retirement.   A member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Lawrence “Larry” J. Schmidt, whom she married on July 11, 1953, and who died on November 23, 2002; her parents, Daniel W. and Alma I., nee Douglas, Baggett; a sister, Gloria Miller; and two brothers, Richard Baggett and James Baggett.

Surviving are four sons, Bradley L. (Sue) Schmidt of Belleville, IL, Randy J. Schmidt (Sandy Schwegel) of Swansea, IL, Rick L. (Terri) Schmidt of Freeburg, IL, and Larry J. (Terry) Schmidt of Belleville, IL;
fourteen grandchildren;
twenty-three great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Ronald (Sandy) Baggett of South Roxanna, IL.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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9 Comments on Carol Schmidt

Leah M said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2021 at 11:10 AM

You all are in my thoughts during this tough time. I have wonderful childhood memories of being at the lake with Allison and the whole Schmidt family. May the happy times make you smile through the tears.

  • Ballwin
  • Missouri
Cindy Funk said : Guest Report Mar 25, 2021 at 8:58 PM

Rick & Terri and Larry & Terry: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Joe and Debbie Moore said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2021 at 1:53 PM

Rick and Terri our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family celebrate your mothers life and keep her close in your heart

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Kathleen Clark said : Guest Report Mar 23, 2021 at 11:05 PM

Sending much love, hugs and prayers to all— she will be missed. 💕

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Patty brown said : Guest Report Mar 23, 2021 at 3:41 PM

I will remember our phone calls and walking down memory lane about our family Love you Your favorite niece Patty

  • St louis
  • Mo
Michael McGlynn said : Guest Report Mar 23, 2021 at 11:03 AM

Randy, I am sorry about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sandra & Jerry Voss said : Guest Report Mar 21, 2021 at 8:50 PM

Larry & Terry, our thoughts and prayers are with your family during these hard times! God bless you!

  • Swansea
  • Il
Richard & Donna Geissler said : Guest Report Mar 21, 2021 at 8:37 PM

So sorry for your loss Larry . Our prayers to the whole family .

  • Chippewa Falls
  • Wisconsin
Cindy Bagy said : Guest Report Mar 21, 2021 at 1:59 PM

Love you bunches Aunt Carol. Will miss you always.

  • Longwood
  • Florida

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