Annabelle Hust Schmitz Webb, 90, Iola, left this world to meet her savior Jesus Christ June 15, 2012 at Girard Medical Center.
She was born April 12, 1922 at Prague, Okla., the daughter of William H. and Myrtle Stinson Hust. At the age of 14 months she moved with her mother and two brothers, Robert and William Hust, to Stroud, Okla. When she was 12 they moved to Mound City. She attended Mound City schools, where she met and married the bus driver, George D. Schmitz, Oct. 27, 1940 at Nevada, Mo. They made their home and raised their family on a farm southeast of Blue Mound.
In 1957 she began working at Wiles General Store in Blue Mound. In 1961 she achieved one of her life-long dreams when she and husband George opened the Blue Dawn Cafe, which they operated until 1970. After selling the cafe she worked at the Sugar Valley Rest Home in Mound City until 1975, when she began employment with the Mound City School District in food service at the grade school.
They moved to Hutchinson in 1981 and to Iola in 1986. In Hutchinson and Iola she was involved with child care services along with operating craft shops until retiring in 1993. Her lifetime hobbies were sewing and crocheting, and her favorite was making and dressing dolls. Her husband died Jan. 7, 2002. On Nov. 23, 2002 she married Carl L. Webb. Carl was a very special person in her life and she and Carl spent many enjoyable years visiting their children and grandchildren.
She accepted Christ as her savior at the age of 12 in the Mound City Baptist Church and was a member of the Iola Baptist Temple.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Webb; two sons, James Schmitz and wife Kristy, Parker, and Lloyd Schmitz and wife Wanda, Hutchinson; two daughters, Myrtle Northway and husband Rev. Donald, Coleman, Texas, and Mary Stokes and companion Wesley Grosdidier, LaHarpe; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two infants sons, two brothers, a granddaughter and three great-grandsons.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Iola Baptist Temple. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Curry Cemetery, southwest of Mound City. Memorials may be left at the funeral home for Iola Baptist Temple. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.