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Kathleen Patricia Schmedes

February 3, 1950 February 28, 2018
Kathleen Patricia Schmedes
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Kathleen Patricia Schmedes, 68, of Marietta died peacefully on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 after a courageous struggle with cancer. She was born on February 3, 1950 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Helen Maruk and Tuffield Dame.
Kathy was a graduate of North Plainfield H.S. in NJ and a long time resident of that state. She chose a career in telecommunications and owned a successful consulting firm that allowed her extensive travel throughout the U.S. She loved animals and always had a dog as part of her family. She also loved fishing, camping and spending time in nature. Kathy was an avid gardener, enjoyed dancing and cooking. She was a beloved wife, sister, aunt, in-law and friend to many people both here in Marietta and elsewhere.
She is survived by her loving husband David, her sister Susan Zehender (Carl) of Newport ME; three nieces, Christine Mosley and family of Silver Springs MD, Catherine Goodfellow of Charlotte NC, Sharon Zehender of Portland OR. She is also leaves behind an extended family including Henry (Carol) Schmedes of Marietta; Hazel (Dennis) Boettcher of Reno; Barbara Basil of E Stroudsburg PA.
She was preceded in death by her brother Richard.
A Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Vienna WV on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 3901 Briscoe Run Rd # 10, Parkersburg, WV 26104 or at
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to friends, neighbors, Dr Kelly Cawley and the wonderful staff of Marietta Memorial Hospital and the Hospice providers for the compassion and support given to Kathy and David.
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