The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

January 10, 2014

Elizabeth Ann Schmidt

Notre Dame member managed insurance office


- — A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday for Elizabeth Ann Schmidt of Sharpsville. She passed away at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after a brief illness. She was 81.

Mrs. Schmidt was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Conneautville, a daughter of John Vendel Sr. and Mary Banko Vendel.

She was a 1950 graduate of the former Conneautville High School and worked briefly for the former A & P in Conneautville and later, the former A & P in Sharon.

She married John “Jack” E. Schmidt on June 1, 1957, in St. Peter’s Church, Conneautville. Jack was an independent agent for State Farm Insurance and Elizabeth was his office manager for more than 20 years.

Elizabeth was a member of Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.

She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, working outside and gardening. She also loved going to the beach.

Besides her husband, at home, surviving are: a daughter, Susan Schmidt, Sharpsville; a sister, Margaret Toner, Meadville; a brother, John Vendel Jr., Conneautville; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Ballas and Anna Vendel; and two brothers, Joseph and Albert Vendel.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Salvation Army, 660 Fisher Hill St., Sharon, PA 16146; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Mrs. John “Jack” E. (Elizabeth Ann), 81, Sharpsville.

Calling hours: At Mrs. Schmidt’s request, there are no calling hours. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting

Service: Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (1-14-14) in Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, with Monsignor Edward J. Zeitler, senior associate, as celebrant.

Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.

Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.