Leola M. Schmouder, 79, Liberty, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Born June 12, 1933, in Rome, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles and Juanita Bennett. Leola is survived by her husband, Lehman E. Schmouder.
Prior to her retirement, Leola was employed as a seamstress with Wundies. She enjoyed bowling at Maple Lanes in Mansfield and crocheting.
In addition to her husband, Lehman, Leola is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and David Roupp of Liberty, Sharon and Cody Thomas of Marsh Hill, Pa.; a brother, William Bennett, Williamsport; four grandchildren, Timothy, Nathan, Angela, Holly; three great-grandchildren, Myla, Colton and Marshall. Leola was predeceased by a sister, Louise Merrill and a brother, Carl Bennett.
Family and friends are invited to call 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 3 p.m. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Leola's memory to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001 or Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Burial will be in Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Jackson Township, Liberty. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com