Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2001

Vera M. Smith


August 16, 2001

Graveside services for Vera M. Smith, 85, Lawrence, were Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence.

She was born Aug. 30, 1915, in McPherson, the daughter of Alva and Minta (Heinz) Colwell.

She moved to Lawrence in 1954 and worked as a secretary at Weaver's Department Store for many years. She was a member of Vinland United Methodist Church, Sweet Adelines of Lawrence and Lawrence Business and Professional Women.

She married John Harold Smith on Oct. 4, 1936, in McPherson. He died Dec. 26, 1994.

Survivors include a son, Roy Smith, Eudora; three daughters, Lou Ann George, Lawrence; Janet Harper, Lake Ori0n, Mich.; and Jeanne A. Adams, Winchester; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Vinland United Methodist Church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence.

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