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Virginia Lee SCHMID

October 25, 1927 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

Virginia Lee Schmid, 92, of Kintnersville, PA died May 14th, 2020 in her home. She was the wife of the late Leroy Schmid. Born in Lansdale PA, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Jane (McWade) Chester. Early in her life, Virginia was taught by her mother to smile at everyone she encountered. Her mother would tell her, “You never know what kind of day they are having, you could make a real difference in that person’s life by giving them your humanity.” Virginia lived by this code till the day she died and greeted her nurses with the same kindness; treating them like they were family while they cared for her. She greeted everyone with a smile and was a source of comfort for all that needed it. Virginia had many jobs throughout her life, with Bell Telephone being her first. She was also employed at Prefco Products, Clemens Grocery, and Central Bucks High School-East throughout the years. She worked into her 80's and loved all the hustle and bustle from the students. Her last job of handing out samples at Clemens Grocery, was her favorite. Starting out as a shy wall flower, she blossomed with this job. Everyone knew her on a first name basis. “Call me Virginia,” was always the first thing she said to put those around her at ease. However, her main job was to take care of her family and bring joy to the world with her positive attitude. Virginia enjoyed observing the many kinds of birds, plants, and animals in the natural world around her; even in winter, there was always something of interest to her. Crafting was another activity she loved as she made many plastic canvas decorations. She also learned to text message in her 80's, a practice she did many times a day. Virginia loved learning new things and she was quite good at it; she was determined to touch base with family and friends through text. “You gotta move forward with the times,” she would laugh. The thing she liked the most though, was spending quality time surrounded by her family and friends. Virginia was a member of the Eastern Star in Haddonfield, New Jersey and a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Quakertown. Virginia always looked to God for strength and guidance throughout her lifetime. She was able to see the good in all people and did what she could to brighten their days. Virginia is survived by three children: Eric (Meg), Davin (Mary), and Heidi (Frank), four grandchildren: Abby, Emily, Ed, and Sonya, and five great-grandchildren: Kayla, Peyton, Chase, Brooklynn and Nathan. Virginia is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and their spouses and children. She was predeceased by four brothers Bill, Bob, Jack, Alex, and a sister Mary Anna. She will be missed by all who she knew. Graveside services will be held at Doylestown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 560 S Main St, Quakertown, PA 18951 or the Disabled American Veterans.

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