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Schmitz, Jennie Marguerite (Lathem)

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July 18, 1921 - December 22, 2019

Schmitz, Jennie Marguerite (Lathem)

Jennie Marguerite Lathem Schmitz was born July 18, 1921 in Floydada, Texas.  Her family moved to Dallas where she lived the rest of her life till she passed away on December 22, 2019.  She was raised on a farm bordering Midway Road and Northwest Highway with her parents Festus Lathem and Oma Clark Lathem, her sister Hettie and brothers Ferman and Ben.  She attended school in Dallas and Carrollton graduating from Vickery Hillcrest High School.  Jennie married Warren Hogan in 1942 and had their daughter Ann.  Warren was killed in action in WWII in 1944.  In 1948 she married Leonard Schmitz and had three children, Betsy, Bob and Jim.  Leonard owned Club Schmitz which was in business from 1946 till it closed in 2014.  They were married 62 years till his passing in 2010.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Festus Lathem and Oma Clark Lathem, her sister Hettie and brothers Ferman and Ben, and her beloved granddaughter Rachel Schmitz.  She is survived by her children Ann (Roy) Young, Betsy (Bill) Lehman, Bob (Shawn) Schmitz, and Jim Schmitz.  Jennie has eleven grandchildren, Eileen, Roy III, Angela, Tom, Guy, Alex, Maegan, Lauren, Adam, Eric and Jennie.  She is also survived by twenty great- grandchildren.

The family of Jennie Lathem Schmitz wish to thank you for your kind expressions of sympathy and many acts of kindness during this difficult time.

Family will receive visitors on Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.  The rosary will begin at 7:00 pm.

Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Monica Catholic Church, 9933 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75220.

You are invited to visit with the family for lunch in St. Monica Family Center after the Mass.  The internment at Calvary Hill Cemetery will follow lunch at 1 pm, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas.

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Mona Brackeen Belcher

January 20, 2020 11:27PM

My deepest sympathy to the family. We went to many of the family picnics that her and Leonard sponsored over the years. They were both at my wedding and spent time with my parents, Jay (Red) and Norma Brackeen. Wonderful memories 💞

Josie Morgan Fuller

January 15, 2020 6:08PM

My family met Jennie and family about 1955 - our neighbors down the street who welcomed us so newly in this country. What a kind, generous and loving lady!! She’ll always be fondly remembered by my siblings and me.

Suzi Henderson

January 14, 2020 10:56AM

My mother and I met Jennie at Bentley Manor. She was beyond kind and helpful to mom, and quickly became a beloved friend. Her kindness and generous heart will never be forgotten.

Terry Gruber

January 02, 2020 4:23PM

I remember Jennie as a delightful neighbor, a hard-working homemaker, a seasoned cook, a woman of faith and a precious personality.
Please accept my sympathies.

Jeanie Uhrick (Gruber)

December 29, 2019 5:15PM

Mrs. Schmitz was always so kind & generous to our family. A great cook and gardener she shared delicious meals and gorgeous roses from her garden. We could count on her for anything. The Gruber family will miss her dearly.

Bill Lusby

December 26, 2019 6:22PM

I’m so saddened by the loss of Aunt Jennie. She was one of the most beautiful people that I have ever known. She was always so kind and thoughtful of others. She is someone I will miss and love forever as long as I live. Prayers for all of us family, and friends for healing hearts. I love you all. Peace be with all of us.

Jack Bronstad

December 26, 2019 12:24PM

I'll miss having a conversation with Jennie - neat lady with a great attitude....Jack.