She was born February 11, 1925 on the family farm near Hays, the daughter of Wendelin and Agatha (Miller) Geist. On October 29, 1949 she was united in marriage to Celly E. Schmeidler in Chase, Kansas, and they celebrated over 58 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on January 22, 2008.
She was a cook and manager at Dan’s Café and manager at Everybody’s Restaurant, a farmwife, and a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella Circle #254, and Christian Mothers. Marcella loved her dogs, socializing with her friends, playing cards, gambling trips, cooking, and baking cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, and plenty of cookies that she always had ready for friends and family.
Survivors include her son; Darrell Schmeidler and wife Kathy of Hays, a sister; Mildred Klaus and husband Cletus of Hays, two grandchildren; Thomas Schmeidler of Salina and Tracie Schwab and husband Steven of Austin, TX, two great grandchildren; Raegan and Hudson Schwab, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Celly, and by a sister Mary Ann Flax.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Monday, December 10, 2018 at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Catharine with Fr. Earl Befort officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Catherine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Sunday and from 8:30 am until 9:30 on Monday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 pm and a vigil service will be at 6:30, both on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested for masses or to the Humane Society of the High Plains. Condolences and memories of Marcie may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com