Ellen Aldena Schmitz

CENTRALIA — Ellen Aldena Schmitz, age 63, of Centralia, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at her home in Centralia.

Schmitz EllenShe was born April 13, 1952 in Centralia, daughter of Daniel Robert, Sr. and Betty Rebecca (Myers) Downen. She married Kevin Mark Schmitz on October 23, 2014 in Centralia, and he survives her in Centralia.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her 2 sons, Robert “Bobby” Tolbert of Centralia, and Timothy Tolbert of Centralia; daughter, Jennifer Smith and husband Mike of Centralia; six grandchildren, Will Tolbert, Zackery Dorriety, Austin Dorriety, Leon Allen, Jr., Brett Allen and Kendra Allen; two great-grandchildren; brother, Daniel Robert Downen, Jr. and wife Tami of Marathon, Florida; sister, Gayla Ross and husband Pat of Centralia; and special friend, MacKenzie Lynn Harvey.

Mrs. Schmitz was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Schmitz was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed watching western movies. She cherished the time she spent with her family especially her grandchildren. She was a housewife and homemaker. She lived all of her life in Centralia.

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, with Pastor Steve Upchurch officiating.

There will be no public visitation or services. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions are suggested and will be received at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia.

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