The 112-year old-celebrated her birthday only last month.
Mrs Schmierer moved to Honiton Street in Hervey Bay with her husband Grenvillein 1961 to retire and be closer to their two boys, Austin and Mervyn.
Mrs Schmierer was listening to the latest release from the now defunct Iconic college rock band R.E.M. on her Ipod when she passed away last night. Mrs Schmierer made headlines in 2005 when at 106 years of age she attended the R.E.M. concert at the Entertainment Centre.
"Ive always liked music, fast music. It seems I had to live a very long time for music to catch up to my tastes" Miriam said when interviewed by The Leader in 2006.
Died of a broken heart IMHO>