Betty Schmitt, 91, of Jefferson passed away on Wednesday morning, December 1, 2021, at Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oneonta.
Born on July 9, 1930, in North Harpersfield, Betty was the daughter of the late W. Lloyd and Laura A. (Ballagh) Hillis.
Betty was married to Donald Gordon Schmitt on November 23, 1952, in the North Harpersfield Methodist Church, a union that lasted 26 years until his passing on February 16, 1979.
She enjoyed gardening and flowers, baking. cooking, crocheting, quilting, watching Jeopardy on TV and crossword puzzles, but her greatest joy was her family, Betty would light up whenever her grandchildren were around.
Betty is survived by her children: Gary (Lisa) Schmitt of Worchester, Roxanne (Charles) Jochem of Jefferson, Larry Schmitt of Jefferson and Stephen (Carol) Schmitt of Jefferson; grandchildren: Jason (Jessica) Jochem, Jodie (Jeremy) Hamm, Bobbi Lynn (Rich) Schmitt, Donald Gordon (Lori) Schmitt, Cody (Sarah) Schmitt and Stephen Schmitt; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister: Shirley Dibble of FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Betty’s family would like to express a special thank you to Melissa Willenbacher for all her care and help with their mother. There will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 33, Jefferson, NY 12093
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Schmitt family.