Barbara Schomaker, 86, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Trinity Manor, Dodge City. She was born February 7, 1927 at Loretta, Kan. to Anton and Anna (Sauer) Stremel.
Barbara Schomaker, 86, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Trinity Manor, Dodge City. She was born February 7, 1927 at Loretta, Kan. to Anton and Anna (Sauer) Stremel. She was a longtime Spearville resident. She had worked for the Spearville News, Spearville Hospital, Crustbuster, DCCC, and the Dodge City Medical Center. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, the Tackey Club, and Legion Auxiliary all of Spearville. On June 11, 1946 she married Matt Schomaker at Windthorst, Kan. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Wayne of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Craig of Bristol, Colo.; a daughter, Judy Droste of Cimarron; a brother, Al Stremel of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Martha Issinghoff of Osage, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; four sisters; a granddaughter, Trish; and a great-granddaughter, Byntlee. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Church, Spearville, officiated by Fr. Ted Stoecklein. A Parish Vigil will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31 at the Church. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Spearville. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Manor, Hospice of the Prairie, or to the Church c/o Minnis Mortuary, Box 516, Bucklin KS 67834.