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Billy James Schmidt

February 16, 1925 May 12, 2019
Billy James Schmidt
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Billy James Schmidt, age 94, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He was born February 16, 1925, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Otto Henry and Edna Ruth (Rice) Schmidt.

Billy was a United States Navy Veteran serving during World War II and was the owner and operated of Enterprise Tools in Mt. Vernon. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon First Presbyterian Church and the Men’s Golf League.

On December 7, 1948, he married Virginia Yenta Murphy in Clayton, Missouri. She preceded him in death on May 6, 2016.

Billy is survived by two sons, Eric Schmidt and his wife, Pam, of Afton, Oklahoma and Duane Schmidt and his wife, Robin, of Alexander, Arkansas; one daughter, Ann Marie Budzinski and her husband, Brian, of Plymouth, Iowa; one sister, Vivian Braun of Arnold, Missouri; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Edna, wife, Virginia, sister, Correll Jensen, and brother, Otto Schmidt.

A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, in care of the funeral home.

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Graveside Service

Friday

17

May

3:00 PM 5/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
Missouri Veterans Cemetery

5201 S. Southwood
Springfield, MO 65804

Missouri Veterans Cemetery
5201 S. Southwood Springfield 65804 MO
United States

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Missouri Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

5201 S. Southwood
Springfield, MO 65804

5201 S. Southwood Springfield 65804 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Missouri Veterans Home

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Missouri Veteran's Home in care of the funeral home
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