SARAH HAPPY SCHMITTGENS YOAKUM - Sarah "Happy" Schmittgens, age 88, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019. She was born March 21, 1931 in Waco to William Cameron (Cam) and Mary Elizabeth Mayfield Alexander. She was a homemaker. She belonged to the Yoakum Hospital Auxiliary, Progressive Study Club, Philomathic Club, Friends of the Library, United Methodist Women and First United Methodist Church. Survivors: husband, William (Bill) A. Schmittgens; daughter, Paula Raney (Roger) of Yoakum; son, David Schmittgens (Ann) of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Matthew Raney, Melissa Lucas (Mike), Joe Schmittgens (Melanie), Sam Schmittgens (Sarah) and Amanda Schmittgens; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Alexander (Mary) of Flowery Branch, Georgia; nephew, Don Cross (Lolly) of Houston. Preceded in death by: parents; son, James William Schmittgens; sister, Ann Alexander Cross. Visitation from 9:00-10:00 a.m. with funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Warren Hornung officiating. Burial Yoakum Restland Cemetery. Pallbearers: Matthew Raney, Joseph Schmittgens, Samuel Schmittgens, Michael Lucas, Bob Harbers and Al Veselka. Memorial contributions may be given to First United Methodist Church, C.F. Foundation or donor's choice. On-line guest book may be signed at www.thielecooper.com Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home 361-293-5656.
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