Kathryn Smith

Private inurnment for Kathryn M. Smith, 87, Lawrence, will be held at a later date.  She died on Monday, February 11, 2013.

Kathryn was born on January 20, 1926 in WaKeeney, KS, the daughter of Benjamin Frank and Bertha Maude (Morgan) Chalk.

She attended Fort Hays and Kansas State University.

She was a receptionist for the Great Bend Tribune Newspaper

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend, KS and a member of Eastern Star in Great Bend.

She was married to Charles Max Smith on October 19, 1947 in WaKeeney.  He preceded her in death in 2000.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Erich G. and Cynthia Smith, Trophy Club, TX, Kirk D. and Frederica Smith, Wells, TX, Mark J. and Bunny Smith, Lawrence; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Ratliff, Erica Park, Megan Smith, Forrest Tipps, Sarah Scott, Scott D. Smith, Drew A. Smith; and six great grandchildren, Lary and Erich Ratliff, Kierstan Smith, Tristan Graham, Lyndee and Joseph Park.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Arthur Chalk; and a daughter-in-law, Eleanor Coshow Smith

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

3 Condolences

  1. Teresa Allen on February 13, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Mark and Bunny, Im so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you peace. Teresa

  2. Darrell Peters on February 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I was sorry to learn of the lost of a very good friend. She was very very special to me. As I remember Chuck died on Feb. 10th or 11th.2000.For what it is worth my B-day is Feb 11th. It would nice to here from any of you.

  3. Bettie Powell on February 14, 2013 at 11:38 am

    So sorry of your great loss Kay was one of my dearest & loved clients I did her hair for years.

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