Schmille, Joy A. 1939-2019

WATHENA, Kan. - Joy Anne Schmille, 79, of Wathena, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Besides Christmas, Joy went to be with the Lord on her other favorite holiday.

Joy was born on Dec. 14, 1939, in Blair, Kansas, to Henry Edward and Esther Anne (Lehman) Juhl.

She graduated from Troy High School in 1957. Joy then attended Gard Business College.

She was a member of the Zion United Evangelical Church, Women's Fellowship and Women's Bible study of Wathena.

Joy worked in various positions, American Angus, Sinclair's Drug Store, Methodist Medical Center, Wathena Nursing Home and retired from Casey's General Store.

Joy married Henry C. "Hank" Schmille on April 11, 1959. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1996.

She was also preceded in death by: her parents; and granddaughter, Amanda.

Survivors: children, Janet Brunner (Doug), Tracey Johnson (Ron), Lori Callahan (Bill), Henry Schmille, Mary Beth Hawkins (Jerry); grandchildren, Diana, Andrew (Jenna), Karlee, Carl, Ryan (Ali), Riley, Shea, Kaitlyn, Justin (Erin), Jerad, Bree and Kallie; and great-grandchildren, Dack, Steele, Bly Juhl, Wakely and two additional children, all dear to her heart; sisters, Edda Kay Koehler (Bernie), Sherry Dishon (Kenny), Nancy Huss (Bill); numerous nieces and nephews; and many extended family members.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July, 9, 2019, at the Zion United Evangelical Church, Wathena.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening, at the Harman- Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday.

Burial: Zion United Evangelical Cemetery, Wathena.

Memorials: Wathena EMS or the Zion United Evangelical Church. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.