FARMINGTON — Fleta P. Schmidt, 87, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Sandy River Center in Farmington, where she had resided for the past two years.

She was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Livermore Falls, the daughter of Edson Cox and Hazel (Dyer) Cox. She attended Livermore Falls High School. On May 8, 1976, in Fayette, she married John M. Schmidt Jr. He passed away Feb. 15, 1995. Fleta devoted her time to caring for her family and home. She enjoyed gardening, reading and her animals.

She is survived by her sons, Merle Schmidt of Auburn and John Schmidt III and companion, Valerie Alley of Livermore Falls; four daughters, Barbara JoAnn Ladd of Rumford, Edith Towne of Connecticut, Ella Wilson of Massachusetts and Elizabeth Knox and her companion, Kevin Farrington of Stratton; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mayville Lee of Clinton. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edson Cox Jr., Frank Cox and Ronald Cox; sons-in-law, Robert Wilson, Alfred Towne, Glendon Ladd; and brother-in-law, Cecil Lee. Messages of condolence may be sent to

Fleta P. Schmidt

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