Wilma Jean (Stenzel) Maag Smith, 79, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015.
Wilma Jean (Stenzel) Maag Smith, 79, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015. She was born March 6, 1936 in Hamburg, Iowa to Walter J. and Marjorie M. (Hiatt) Stenzel. Jean grew up on a farm in Nemaha County Nebraska; attended the McKissick Island School there, and graduated in 1954 from Hamburg High School, Hamburg, Iowa. She attended St. Josephís Nursing School, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Jean married the love of her life Harold E. Maag in 1956. They became the parents of five children. Harold passed away in 1981. Jean married J.O. Smith in 1984 and they shared 17 years until his passing in 2001. Jean married John Schildknecht in 2004 and he survives of the home.
Her parents and her sister, Doris J. Sowers, precede Jean in death.
Jean enjoyed being a mother and grandmother, living in the country, sewing, quilting, reading, playing the organ, and singing. She became interested in history and genealogy in 1990. She was a member and volunteer in the genealogy department of the Andrew County Museum for many years. She enjoyed helping numerous people doing their own research. Jean was a member of John Griffith Chapter of DAR and served as registrar.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Mary (Sam) VanHorn, Connie Maag, Susan (Mark) Schneider, John (Barb) Maag, and Jim (Kari) Maag; grandchildren, Marne (Jimmy) Schafersman, Micah Van Horn, Kim (Steve) Warden, Dustin (Misty) Schneider, Travis (Rachael) Schneider, Jacob Schneider and fiancÈ Michelle Vey, Sierra Maag, Shaina Maag, Lindsey (Koty) Davis, Kasey Maag, and Trevor Maag; great-grandchildren, Zack, Gage, Allie, Jackson, Ruby, Landon, and Macy.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Monday, Cosby Zion United Methodist Church. Interment Cosby Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Cosby, Missouri. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Cosby Zion United Methodist Cemetery. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.