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Valora Schmidt
Dishon- Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton
Hiawatha, KS

Valora Mae McKee Schmidt, 88, of Hiawatha, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas.

She was born on April 9, 1930 in Fairview, Kansas the daughter of Nick and Dorothy Bindel McKee. Valora graduated from Powhattan High School in 1948.

She worked as a bookkeeper for several drug stores and Walmart in Omaha, Nebraska before retiring. She was a member of the Powhattan United Methodist Church, Powhattan American Legion Wenger Post #373 Auxiliary and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis Schmidt of the home, Hiawatha, Kansas; two sons, Robb Edwards of Delray Beach, Florida and Richard Edwards of Lawrence, Kansas; two brothers, Calvin McKee of Hiawatha, Kansas and Keith McKee of Salina, Kansas; two sisters, Cora Smith of Arlington, Washington and Vivian Pfister of Holton, Kansas; five grandchildren and two great granddaughters.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Louie McKee.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Fairview Church of Christ Church with inurnment will follow at the Powhattan Cemetery. A special message may be sent to the family at


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