Phyllis M. Schmidtke
family of Phyllis Schmidtke has POSTPONED the graveside memorial
service in Portsmouth due to inclement weather. Plans for a spring
service will be announced here when confirmed.
- Phyllis Ardell Mason Schmidtke, 90 of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed
away peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2016 surrounded by her loving
family. Phyllis was born January 31, 1926 in Portsmouth, VA to
Harold Bruce Mason and Minnie Rose Mason.
her beloved husband, Jim, at the USO during WWII. They were
married 62 years and shared a love of dancing and travel throughout
their lives. Phyllis worked as the executive secretary to
the Captain of the Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Center,
Portsmouth for many years. A position she dearly loved from which
she retired in 1986. Upon retirement she enjoyed spending time in
the Outer Banks with her family, playing bingo and cards with her close
circle of friends she had since childhood.
Phyllis is predeceased by her husband, James (Jim) Robert Schmidtke and daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Schmidtke Scheuermann.
to cherish her memory are her brother Robert (Bob) Bruce Mason, her
children, Patricia (Patty) Kitchens, Jean Denny (Wayne), Pamela (Pam)
Collins (Eddie); her grandchildren, Frances (Fran) Hannebrink (Kevin),
Katherine (Katie) Hooper (Justin), Sarah & Lydia Scheuermann,
Melissa & Kevin Collins; and her great-grandchildren Alicia Suarez
and James Mason Hooper.
family wishes to express their sincere love and gratitude to their
mom's devoted care givers, Rita Waterfield and Gail Hayes for their
loving care over the past several years. Special thanks also to
Dare Home Health and Hospice. Special thanks also to Rose Jones, R.N. and East Coast Caregivers, Inc.
Condolences may be
expressed and memorial details may be found on the Gallop Funeral
Services, Inc. website: www. gallopfuneralservices.com. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to Phyllis's favorite charity
Operation Smile at www.operationsmile.org.