On December 18, 2020, the community of Needville, Texas, suffered a great loss with the passing of Barbara Schmidt. Born and raised in Needville, Texas, this loving wife and mother of two passed away peacefully, after suffering complications due to Covid-19, despite heroic efforts made by the hospital. Her children were allowed to be with her via phone as she took her last breaths at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Sugar Land at 4:47 pm.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Clifton and Adella Wenzel of Needville and her brother Lee Wenzel. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, W. Lee (Dub) Schmidt, son Kevin Schmidt and his wife Deanna, and daughter Vickie Schmidt-Vickery and her husband Craig. She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren. Barbara is also survived by brother Lawrence Wenzel and his wife Ellen of Georgetown, brother Thomas Wenzel and his wife Martha of McKinney, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glynn and Bernice Schmidt of Needville, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Immanuel Evangelical Church in Needville at 2 pm. The church is located at 9018 Church St, Needville, Texas 77461. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
IN HONORING BARBARA’S CONSTANT WISHES FOR EVERYONE TO BE SAFE AND HYGIENIC, THE FAMILY RESPECTFULLY ASKS ALL IN-PERSON ATTENDANTS TO BRING AND WEAR A MASK WHILE INDOORS. If you forget, some will be available at the door, just as she would want.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider contributing to the following organizations that Barbara held dear:
Make a Tribute Donation to the Alzheimer’s Association
Make a Tribute Gift Donate to the Parkinson’s Foundation
Contribute to the memorial fund at Immanuel Evangelical Church, P. O. Box 505, Needville, TX 77461
Condolence messages may be written for the Schmidt family at www.garmanycarden.com.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 3103 School Street, Needville, TX 77461 (979)793-4515 or (281)342-4671.