February 6, 1930 ~ February 13, 2022
Vergie Nell (Toni) Schmidt peacefully passed away at home February 13th, 2022 at the
age of 92. Born in Thornton, TX, February 6th, 1930 to Nellie and Arthur Crabb, she was the
youngest of 11 children.
Toni enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing at the coast, and hunting in West Texas. No
matter the occasion she looked her best with lipstick on and her beautiful long nails polished to
match. She always told her daughters and their friends “never forget to act like a lady.” All
would agree she was the perfect example.
She was either Mother, Aunt Toni, Nan, Nonnie or Mrs. H.F. Schmidt III to the many who
she loved and cherished so much. She was a very special person to them all.
Toni is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 42 years, Fred and treasured
son-in-law Tommy Bronaugh. She leaves behind her beloved daughters Sharon Bronaugh,
Robyn Whitten, son-in-law Chris Whitten, and grandchildren Jaime Bronough, Aransas Gage
Whitten, and Stevie Sha Whitten.