Edna Althea Schmoll, 93, of Pleasant Hill, was born, November 2, 1923, in Gunn City, Missouri, the daughter of Jackson and Ethel (Gulick) Rice. She departed this life, Monday, November 7, 2016, at her home surrounded with love and family.
Althea was a 1941, Pleasant Hill High School graduate. On November 10, 1941, she was united in marriage to Ernest C. Schmoll, Sr., in Olathe, Kansas. He preceded her in death on January 5, 1997.
Althea worked at Western Electric for 15 years before leaving to become a full time homemaker in the late 1960's. She enjoyed quilting, bird watching, gardening, and canning. She especially loved going to the Big Creek country show.
Althea was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, John Rice, Harold Rice, Carl "Jr." Rice, and Eugene Rice; and three sister's Eva Darbison, Lillian Seebeck, and Dorothy Pierce.
She is survived by her son, E.C. Schmoll, Jr. of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Bonnie Epps of Grandview, and Joyce Kirk of Harrisonville; 11 grandchildren; 24, great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 11, 2016, at the funeral home. Reverend David Hackett officiated. Music was rendered by Mr. Dennis Dittemore. Interment was in the Staley Mound Cemetery. Casket bearers were Logan Cornell, Jan Davisson, Ken Davisson, David Kirk, E.C. Schmoll, III, and John Sparks.
Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Staley Mound Cemetery and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550