Oleta L. (Brenneman) Schmidt, 74, of Leon, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at her home. Celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Leon Christian Church. Interment will be private. Visitation with the family present will be held on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home.
Oleta was born on April 18, 1938 in Newton, the daughter of Lawrence J. and Estella (Jantz) Brenneman. She graduated from Newton High School and attended Bethany Nazarene College in Bethany, Okla. Oleta was a homemaker and loved flowers, to garden, read and sew.
Oleta was united in marriage to Melvin Schmidt on Dec. 27, 1963 at the Nazarene Church in Newton.
She leaves her husband, Melvin of 49 years; her children, Melody (Bill) Gault, Shelby (Scott) LaClef all of Leon; grandchildren, Josh (Valerie) , Zeb (Candy), Zane, Shannon, Sharrah; great grandchildren, Noah, Jewel and Leah; and one brother, Wayne (Jean) Brenneman of Newton.
Her parents preceded Oleta in death.
The family requests no flowers be sent for the service. A memorial has been established with Eight Oaks Girls Home in Ghana. Condolences for the family can be sent to www.carlsoncolonial.com.