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Kathy S. Schmitz

July 15, 1956 - May 13, 2017

Kathy S. Schmitz, 60, of Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Creasy Springs.

She was born on July 15, 1956 in Lafayette to the late Howard "Tiny" and Ruby Jane (Jones) Garrett.

Kathy graduated from Wainwright High School in 1974 and went on to graduate from Rudae's Beauty School.

On May 19, 1978, she married Douglas Schmitz in Lafayette.

Kathy was a nail technician and owner of Finger Paints, retiring in 2016. She had previously worked for St. Elizabeth Hospital. 

Kathy was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and a 10 year 4-H member. Kathy enjoyed giving back to kids thru the St. Lawrence Jubilee Christmas Program, the Subway Snowflake Program, and buying school supplies for under privileged children. She loved spending time with her friends and family and enjoyed traveling to Indiana festivals, summer trips to Shipshewana, playing the slot machines, shopping on QVC,  and Saturday afternoons at Harry's.

Surviving are her husband, Douglas Schmitz of Lafayette; her son, Derek (Andrea) Schmitz of Chicago, IL; her daughter, Amanda (James) Manley of Lafayette; siblings, Jerry Garrett of Lafayette, Donald Garrett of Gainesville FL, Rosemary Stingley of Stockwell, and Steve Garrett of Indianapolis. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Arlo Manley and Mae Schmitz and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her brother, David Garrett and a niece, Jessica Garrett.

Funeral Information

Visitation will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.

Donations Information

Memorial donations may be made to Tools for Schools of the Salvation Army in loving memory of Kathy. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.


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