Margery “Marty” Smith

Margery Waddell Smith


Margery “Marty” Waddell Smith passed away on August 27, 2016, in Lawrence, Kansas. Born in Great Bend, Kansas on January 4, 1931, she grew up in Salina, Kansas with her parents, Katherine and Gerald Waddell and her sisters, Harriet Hawkins and Sally Graber. She attended the University of Kansas where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Marty married Lynwood Herbert Smith, Jr. on December 15, 1951. Lynwood, a physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, preceded her in death in 2002.

Marty was active in the New Generation Society. She also served on the Friends of the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Lied Center Friends Board, the Lawrence CASA Board and was a member of P.E.O. Chapter AZ and the Countryside Garden Club. She was awarded the Jean S. Shepherd Volunteer Award and the Walter Gallazi Volunteer Award. She was also an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church serving on the vestry, Trinity Treasures, the altar guild, greeting committee and hospitality committee.

Marty is survived by her children Michael Smith, Katherine Smith, Phillip Smith (Maria), and Martha Francis (John), grandchildren Blake, Todd, Rachel, Alana, Samuel and Luke and her sister Harriet Hawkins.

Services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on August 31, 2016, at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CASA, 1009 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS 660044 or Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

3 Condolences

  1. Lisa Pritchard Bayley on August 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    My deepest condolences to all the Smith children–your mother was such a wonderful person, I have great memories of her cooking, gardening, talking, consoling, laughing, and always, always being welcoming, stylish and kind. She was an elegant human being who truly talked the talk and walked the walk. Our warm sympathies. Lisa

  2. gretchen young on August 30, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Kathy and Family,

    I am so so sorry for this sad time in your life. May your great memories bring comfort. Thinking of you!

  3. Tim and Deb Yager on August 31, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate Marty’s life. We first met Marty through our fly fishing store and appreciated how enthusiastic she was for her fishing trips. I was also a member of the same gardening club and I loved how her enjoyment for yet another out door activity gave her pleasure. Heartfelt condolences.

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