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Mary Ellen Schmitz

Mary Ellen Schmitz, executive housekeeper. Registered executive housekeeper. Named one of Laundry Manager of Year, Iowa Chapter National Association Institutional Laundry Managers, 1977. Member of National Executive Housekeepers Association (registered member).


  • Schmitz, Mary Ellen was born on December 11, 1938 in Centerville, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Leonard J. and Thelma LaVelle (Thompson) Clarke.

  • Education

    • Student, Drake University, 1957—1958. Student, Oklahoma Center Continuing Education, Oklahoma University, 1976.


    • Secretary McHale, Cook & Welch, Law Offices, Indianapolis, 1964—1966, United States Steel, Bettendorf, Iowa, 1966—1967. Secretary to personnel director Ottumwa Hospital, 1968—1972, director housekeeping, since 1972. Part time instructor Community College.

    Major achievements

    • Registered executive housekeeper.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member of National Executive Housekeepers Association (registered member).


    • Married Lawrence H. Schmitz, February 17, 1962.
    • father: Leonard J. Clarke
    • mother: Thelma LaVelle (Thompson) Clarke
    • spouse: Lawrence H. Schmitz
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    Born December 11, 1938