Elizabeth "Libby" Schmidt
July 6, 1926 – May 23, 2019
Elizabeth Concannon Schmidt, belovedly known as Libby, passed on May 23rd, 2019. Libby was born in 1926, the fourth daughter of Thomas and Edna L. Concannon at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana. Libby graduated with top honors at Concannon High School, named in honor of her father. She earned her Bachelor’s and Masters Degree from Indian State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. Upon graduation, she received The Maybelle Steeg Lammers Award for Outstanding Teacher in her field.
Libby served 51 years in education, with 15 years in Indiana, 7 in Georgia, and 19 years as a counselor at Stone Middle School and Merritt Island High School and Coordinator of Career Education and Guidance in the Brevard Schools. For 10 years, she served as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida, working with over 120 intern teachers.
In 1966 she was recorded in Who’s Who in American Women; in 1978 Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. The Florida Career Development Association named her the Outstanding Professional Administrator in1987. She was honored as Stewardship Parishioner by Divine Mercy Church in 2007 and named as Esteemed Life Member by the Orlando Diocesan Council of Catholic Women in 2008.
Libby served many years as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Minister of the Sick at Divine Mercy Catholic Church. She remained active in Delta Kappa Gamma, a Teacher’s Honor Society, the Central Brevard Retired Educators’ Association, and the Divine Mercy Council of Catholic Women.
Libby is survived by a daughter, Ann Frances Robertson (Kevin) and grandsons, Zachary, Alexander, and Matthew and a son, Joseph William Schmidt and grandchildren, Justin, Kyle, and Jessica Schmidt. She has a special loved niece, Sandra Taiclet (Charles) and their children, Angela Hammond (Thomas), Mark & Steven Taiclet, and a special church family, Jean and Angela Herron. She has many nieces and nephews that she has been blessed with.
Services will be held June 1 at 10:00 am at Divine Mercy Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the PACE program (Parishioners Assist Catholic Education) at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.wyliebaxleymerrittisland.com for the SCHMIDT family.
- Ann Frances [Kevin] Robertson, Daughter
- Zachary Robertson, Grandchild
- Alexander Robertson, Grandchild
- Matthew Robertson, Grandchild
- Joseph William Schmidt, Son
- Justin Schmidt, Grandchild
- Kyle Schmidt, Grandchild
- Jessica Schmidt, Grandchild
- Sandra [Charles] Taiclet, Niece
Great niece and nephews: Angela [Thomas] Hammond,
Mark & Steven Taiclet,
as well as many other nieces and nephews that she has been blessed with.
Special Church Family: Jean and Angela Herron
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2019
Elizabeth "Libby" Schmidt
June 3, 2019
My sincere condolences to all the Schmidt family. As we all know, Libby was one of a kind who always took the time to listen to others and make them feel better for their time. Over the years I grew to know Libby quite well and was most impressed with her high degree of knowledge and compassion. She consoled me more than once and always left me with a smile. I was blessed for several years to be able to reciprocate by bringing her Eucharist at her nursing home on Sundays. I'll always remember her beautiful smile as she greeted me and thanked me. Be rest assured, Libby is now home with her Lord and Savior, greeted with a love that will never diminish.
June 1, 2019
Libby knew how to be a good friend and always did the very best that could ever be done in what ever she did! She was very valuable to all who knew her, and worked with her, especially to us in Delta Kappa Gamma, Brevard School System, and Divine Mercy. Memories of her warms our being, and brings much hope and joy! Love you Libby! Ann Perrine