Karol Kidd Schmidt, 78, of Metropolis, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Baptist Health Paducah with her family by her side.

Funeral services was held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus -McManus Funeral Home with the Rev. David Deem officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery.

Karol was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, loved to play the piano and organ, sang in a quartet along with Stecia Gregory, Ann Schneider, and Carol Taylor, and sang in the choir. Most importantly she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Karol is survived by her daughter, Sherry Kammler and husband Ron of West Frankfort; her son, Timothy Schmidt and wife Brenda of West Paducah, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Steven Schmidt of Metropolis, Illinois, and Madison Schmidt of Almo, Kentucky; her sister, Janice Kidd of Arizona.

Karol was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd Spence and Dorothy Elizabeth (Pansing) Kidd; her husband of 55 years, Darrel Ray Schmidt; and her son, Terry Schmidt.

Memorials may be made in Karol’s name to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis, IL 62960 or Masonic Cemetery Fund, c/o Loftus-McManus Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 760, Metropolis, IL 62960.

Music will be provided by Stecia Gregory, pianist.


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Sending my deepest sympathy to Karol's family. Karol and I have been friends since high school. We shared the same birthday month and year. So sorry for your loss. May God give you His peace during this difficult time. God Bless you all. Verneita LaRue Simmons.

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