PLAINS – Ada F. Schmoyer, 91, died on Monday, April 4, 2011, at her home in Plains.
She was born on Oct. 15, 1919, to Guss and Jessie Butler Shrader in Kearney, Neb.
She spent her first five years on a ranch where they farmed and had cattle. They then moved to Sweet Water, Neb., where they lived for about 10 years until her father homesteaded in Pavillion, Wyo. She graduated from Pavillion in 1937.
She later taught school and worked at other jobs over the years. It was there in 1942 that she met and married Marion Schmoyer in 1942 and they moved to Baker. Two children were born to them , Sharon Ann and Dale LeRoy. She also raised her step son Richard who was four at the time. Due to health problems they moved to Western Montana. In 1952, they bought a place on Compbest Creek Road and have lived there since.
She was active in Senior Citizens, the Rebekah’s, VFW Auxiliary and the Lutheran church women’s group.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Alfred, Charles, Merl Shrader; her step son Richard Schmoyer; and a sister, Nellie Stevens.
She is survived by her son, Dale Schmoyer, and daughter, Sharon Ann Warner, both of Plains; and sister, Thelma Daniels of Reno, Nev.
Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Plains First Lutheran Church.
Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Plains are entrusted with the arrangements.