Marion Yantis Schmidt

November 13, 1932April 27, 2019

Marion Strain Yantis Schmidt, age 86, passed away on April 27, 2019, at home, surrounded by her family. Marion was born in New York City on November 13, 1932 and lived in and around Chicago for most of her long life. She attended New Trier High School and was graduated from St. Catherine's School and Bennett College. Marion is survived by her children Clarissa Yantis Cutler (James Swinerton), Stuart Yantis Cutler, and Edith Cutler Hirtenstein (Scott Hirtenstein); her grandchildren Katherine Edith Grayson, William Thomas Grayson, Anne Yantis Cutler, Grace Marion Cutler, Jacob Cutler Hirtenstein and Max Hirtenstein; her sister Clarissa Yantis Downey and her nieces Marion Hanold, Catherine Nayman and Sarah Downey. Marion was predeceased by her son, Ralph William Cutler; her parents, Marion Strain Weiss and Frank Stuart Yantis; and her husbands William Brainard Cutler, Roy Thomas Byrd and Richard Sheldon Schmidt. Services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wetlands Initiative, 53 W Jackson Blvd. #1015, Chicago IL 60604.


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Addie Ruey

May 13, 2019

Marion was a special friend and role model on how to age with dignity. I admired her passion for learning and environmental causes. She knew something about everything and she enjoyed engaging with a variety of people. She was my go-to person before any of my travels as she always knew the most interesting restaurants, drinks, etc of any destination. She often spoke lovingly of her role of "Gaga" to her grandchildren. We will all miss her.

Patsy O'Kieffe

May 12, 2019

We are sorry to hear of Marion’s passing. She was a woman and lit up the room with her presence.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The. O’Kieffe Family
Patsy, John , Jack and family