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Elizabeth “Betsy” Mae Braga Schmidt, 57, of Independence, MO passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2022. Betsy was born on December 23, 1964. Visitation service will be on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 6-8 PM at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64113.
Betsy was a lifelong member of the KCUSBC and an avid bowler. She was inducted in the KCMO Women’s Bowling Association WIBC Hall of fame for Superior Performance in 2005. She received the KCUSBC Contreras Award of Merit in 2017. Betsy served the board for the KCUSBC for over 20 years serving as a Youth Director, Lane Rep, Director and was a Life Member Honoree.
Betsy worked, assisted and led numerous charity fundraisers, such as Harvesters, Susan G. Komen Cancer Society, Golf Tournaments, Bowling Tournaments, and other charity fundraisers too numerous to list.
Betsy was employed at Park University as payroll manager. She was previously employed at Jack Cooper Transportation and Ozark National Life. She was also the assistant manager at King Louie Strike N Spare on 40 Highway in Independence, MO. Through her love for bowling she kept in touch with the entire bowling community. She was a bowling coach for several years working with the Youth program. As a bowler, coach and friend she touched the lives of all she came into contact with. She will truly live on in our hearts and be loved and missed forever.
Betsy was preceded in death by her father, Harry Braga; mother, Helen Wislon; son, PJ Oxenfeldt; and step-father, Hartle Wilson.
She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Tracy Schmidt; daughter, Devon Smith; brother, Dan Braga and wife Sandy; step-son, Adam Corniels and wife Nay; step-daughter, Bridget Avery; step-son, Charles Son; nieces, Rachel and Laura Braga; two of the sweetest grandchildren, Corbin and Milo Smith; and numerous lifelong friends, Julie, Ginny, Sherwyn, Deb, Pam, Joe, Lisa, Chrissy, Billy, Max, Bruce, Sebastian and the list goes on and on. Her Legacy will live on in our hearts forever, her kindness, compassion, loyalty and love will be unforgettable.