Norma Kay Schultz, 80

Norma Kay (Weltmer) Schultz, age 80, passed away on Tuesday May 28, 2019 at the Parkview Care Center in Osborne, KS. She was born the daughter of Charles & Gertrude (Duer) Weltmer on April 19, 1939 in a house 1 mile south of Thornburg, KS.
When she was a child, the family moved into Smith Center. She attended school in Smith Center, graduating in 1957. She met Loren Schultz in 1954 and they were married on September 22, 1957. To this union 3 children were born, Sheryl in 1959, Randy in 1961, Lori in 1967. They lived all their married life in Smith Center.
She worked at A & W for Gleam Manchester early in her married life. She baby sat for other children when her children were small. Once they all entered school, she started work in counter sales at our local Sears store. When the Sears store closed, she went to work at Independent Living. She then went to work for Quality Farm & Home which changed to Country General and later changed to Orscheln's. Between the changes at the store, she became employed by the Hubbard family, caring for Louise Hubbard until her passing. Then went back to work for Orscheln's and retired in 2014. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary. She was also a member of the Nazarene Church in Smith Center where she held many positions in the church including church pianist. She was also recognized for 70 years of service in June 2018. She served on the election board for many years. She raised her family up in the church as well.
Her health started to deteriorate in February 2019 after her diagnosis of cancer. She spent time in the hospital in Kearney & Smith Center and finally Parkview Care Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Robert Willard & Doris; husband Loren; sisters in law Eunice Weltmer, Avis Weltmer & Karen Grieve; brother in law Paul Schultz.
She is survived by her children Sheryl (Duane) Macklin, Lori Schultz and Randy Schultz all of Smith Center; grandchildren Brett (Terra) Macklin of BelAire, KS and Stacey (Nic) Sears of Wichita, KS; a great grandson Bradyn Macklin of BelAire, KS; brother Richard Weltmer of Smith Center; brothers in law Garry (Justina) Schultz of Council Bluffs, IA; sisters in law Melva McGuin of Beloit, Nila Smith of Lindsborg and Donna Conrad of Smith Center; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held Sunday, June 2, 2019 5-7 pm at Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary, 116 W. First Street, Smith Center, KS 66967.
Celebration Of Life Services will be Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2 pm at the Nazarene Church, 117 E New York Street, Smith Center.
Final Resting Place will be in Fairview Cemetery, 1309 N Main, Smith Center.
Memorial Contributions may be given to Nazarene Church, 117 E New York St, Smith Center, or American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

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