Sudell Tarkington Schmitt

Published on Monday, 4 June 2018 20:20


Sudell Tarkington Schmitt, 90, a previous resident of Bristol, Conn., and resident of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed on June 1, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Fairfield, Conn., surrounded by her daughters. Sue was the wife of the late Philip Herold Schmitt, they were married July 26, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio. She was born December 29, 1927, in Stanford, Ky., and was the daughter of the late James Shuttleworth and Maude (Stone) Tarkington. Sue was an avid golfer and tennis player but known more in her later years as an outstanding ballroom dancer. She was predeceased by her husband and sister, Joan Schrampfer Couch. She is survived by her sister, Dean Mossman Linderman and her four daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Gregory Shillo of Bloomfield, Conn., Elizabeth and John Nyquist of Colleyville, Texas, Cynthia and Dr. Ted Sprinkle Jr. of Fairfield, Conn., and Phyllis and Scott Hartzell of Westbrook, Conn.; her nine grandchildren, Katherine and Nicholas Beardsley, Bronya Shillo, John Philip and Taylor Nyquist, Caitlyn and Cole Sprinkle, Alex, Philip and Olivia Hartzell; great-granddaughter Gunnison Beardsley, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date and interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bristol, Conn. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Boynton Beach Senior Center, Ballroom Dance, checks payable to: City of Boynton Beach, attn: Brenton Rolle, 100 E. Boynton Beach Boulevard, Boynton Beach, Fla., 33425.

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Monday, 4 June 2018 20:20. Updated: Monday, 4 June 2018 20:22.