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Carolyn Jo (Polk) Schmidt

August 24, 1942March 27, 2021
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Carolyn Jo Polk Schmidt, 78 of Fort Smith, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021. She was born on August 24, 1942 in Columbia, Mississippi to the late L.T. and Wilhelmine Polk. She was the director of the Women’s Center at St. Edward hospital, where she retired in 2007 after 35 years of service. Growing up, Carolyn attended St. Boniface School and graduated from St. Anne’s Catholic High School, where she was the head cheerleader and the homecoming queen for her senior year. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Carolyn loved her family, especially her kids and grandkids. She loved holidays and she loved shopping.

Rosary will be 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, Memorial Mass will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Private committal of ashes will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, cremation arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

She is survived by three daughters; Angie Abbey, Audra Hall and Amy Schmidt, all of Fort Smith; a son, Roger Schmidt and his wife Jennifer, of Fort Smith; a sister, Diane King and her husband Kenny, of Fort Smith; two brothers, Ronnie Polk and his wife Patti, of Fort Smith and Bill Polk and his wife Renaee, of Maumelle; eight grandchildren, Tyler Schmidt, Paige Vrbas, Spencer Schmidt, Clay Vrbas, Emily Whelan and her husband Logan, Lexie Hall, Tatum Graham, Summer Schmidt and one great grandchild, Liliana Hall. Everyone that knew Carolyn loved her, she was a G-Ma to many.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Schmidt, Spencer Schmidt, Clay Vrbas, Ryan Polk, Brent Polk, Keenen Polk and Brandon King.

Memorial contributions may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018, or go to www.hdsa.org

Services

  • Rosary Service

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Jennifer Self Hall

March 31, 2021

Angie, Roger, Audra and Amy,

Thinking about all of you right now and especially your mom! I shared with Angie how much I admired and looked up to her. When I was little I used to look at my parent’s yearbooks from St. Anne’s and absolutely LOVED her homecoming queen picture and cheerleading pictures! The last time I remember seeing her was after mass at IC many years ago. I was struggling with depression at the time and I just remember talking with her briefly and she made me smile. ❤️

George & Sandra Todd

March 30, 2021

So many good times we had, so many year’s ago. God Bless Carolyn’s soul and her family. The Todd’s

Debbie Carney

March 30, 2021

Angie,
I have shared many good times with your family, and your Mom is part of almost every memory I have of those times! She had the gift of making everyone around her feel loved and special. Of course, have to mention that she never missed a single dance recital! She will be so missed by so many. Prayers for all of you. Love and hugs,too.

Tina King

March 29, 2021

Angie,
I am sorry for the loss of your mother. I know she was special to you by hearing you talk about her and all the fun things you would all do with her. Cherish the memories and always remember your mom is with Jesus! Love you my friend!!

Susan DuBois

March 29, 2021

Looking thru the pics I realize how much she looked like her mom. And the sweet pic of her Grandmother Elser. Was so neat to have several of our generation working at Mercy along with her aunt Mary Jo Wilson and Thelma Blake. Several of us cousins and one was a first cousin to her. RIP in sweet cuz.

Missy Hanna

March 29, 2021

Such a sweet lady. So easy to work with and always had a smile and willingness to help. Peace.

Pam Siebenmorgen

March 29, 2021

Angie my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mother will forever live in your memories. By knowing you, it is obvious she was a special person who created a beautiful family. You have a beautiful angel watching over you and your family.

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