Coral G. Schmitt

Coral Gay Schmitt passed into the loving arms of Heavenly Father on August 9, 2017. She was just 23 days short of her 87th birthday.

Coral was born at home to Hiram Jackson and Viola Estella (Hensley) Brown on September 1, 1930 in Pleasant Valley, Kansas; ten miles north of Bucklin, Kansas. She was ninth of thirteen brothers and sisters. She graduated from Bucklin High School. On July 7, 1948 she married Harold J. Schmitt in Kinsley, Kansas and they honeymooned on their way to moving to Ontario, Oregon where they lived the rest of their lives. Harold and Coral had seven children, Harold Neville (Neb), Kenneth Paul, Teresa LaRayne, Duane Kevin, Vernon LeRoy, Charles Michael, and Gary Dean. Coral’s children were her reason for living and she loved them all tremendously.

Coral is survived by her sister Joyce and little brother George (Billy), her children Neb (Linda), Ken (Tammy), Teresa, Duane, Vern (Rindy) and Gary (Doris); 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Coral was preceded in death by her parents, ten of her siblings, son Charles and husband Harold. Coral is also survived by the caring, loving and devoted nurses and staff at Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City, Oregon.

Visitation will be on Monday, August 21 from 5:00 – 8:00pm at Lienkaemper Chapel in Ontario with graveside services on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00am at Sunset Cemetery in Ontario.


  • Charles and Clara Schmitt Posted August 16, 2017 3:57 pm

    To our Nephews and Neice and all the rest of Coral’s family; We are thinking of you all and wish we could be with you for Coral’s funeral. Have good memories and especially our last visit with you all. Uncle Charles a d Aunt Clara

  • Joyce Nantz Posted August 17, 2017 12:52 pm

    Dear Family, You are all in my thoughts, in my heart and in my prayers. Coral and I were always close which meant so very much to me while growing up. She was 7 years older making her my “big sis”. We corresponded over many years apart, as long as she was able. As children we went to a one room schoolhouse named Sunset School so it is “neat” to see she will be buried at Sunset Cemetary. Knowing she is in the arms of our Lord and Savior gives me peace and comfort.
    I love all of you, my dear nephews and niece, and hope that you find peace and comfort as you remember your mom and dad together.
    I love you,
    Aunt Joyce

  • Joan Wright Posted August 21, 2017 1:33 pm

    Children of Coral, do you remember the Richter family that lived down the street from you? I am Mom Richter and knew your mother and have been thinking of her every time I drive by your parents home. I am saddened by her death but she is, I think, with our Savior.

  • Joan Wright Posted August 22, 2017 2:51 pm

    Seeing Coral’s children today was a joy and I will tell me Richter kids of seeing you again. your mother a beautiful lady and has my memory of her. I believe our Savior greeted her. Love to all my former neighbors


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