Kathleen Joan Schmidt

3 January, 193321 July, 2021

Kathleen Joan Grant Schmidt, age 88, of High Point, NC, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She was born on January 3, 1933 in Waseca, MN to the late Earl and Marie Cleary Grant.

Kay was employed by the Red Cross and retired as office manager for Dr. Betton. Kay was Irish witty, an avid reader, loved her numerous friends, her bridge clubs, puzzles, cooking, church, was an ace at Jeopardy, but her family always came first.

Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 64 years, Virgil Schmidt.

Kathleen is survived by her daughters Tania Carter and husband Frank, Margo Nichols and husband Mike, Staci Schmidt and Mike; son Ben Schmidt and wife Betsy; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathleen’s name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kay will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 1:00pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of High Point; Rev. Peter Leonard, OSFS officiating. Family will receive friends before mass from 12:30pm to 1:00pm at the church.

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  • Earl & Marie Cleary Grant, Parents (deceased)
  • Virgil Schmidt, Husband (deceased)
  • Tania Carter & husband Frank, Daughter
  • Margo Nichols & husband Mike, Daughter
  • Staci Schmidt & Mike, Daughter
  • Ben Schmidt & wife Betsy, Son
  • Mrs. Schmidt is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Hospice of the Piedmont


  • Visitation

    Saturday, 24 July , 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, 24 July , 2021


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Mike Rogers

23 July 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the Schmidt family. Kathleen and Virgil leave behind a very well respected name in our community and great legacy with the family they had. I wish Tania, Margo, Staci, Ben, and their families the best in getting through this difficult time in their lives. Mike Rogers

Sheila Jamison-Schwartz

23 July 2021

Kay and Virg added so much to our parents group of friends! They were younger and had such warmth, vitality and humor. I always enjoyed their good company. I know your hearts are breaking - losing your last parent is tough. And you had two great parents! Sending love and light to you and your families!

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