Marjorie Esther Smith
Memorial services for Marjorie Smith, 88, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Marjorie passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House.
Marjorie was born April 13, 1927 in Dexter, MO the daughter of Dwight and Florence (Chils) Colbert.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Bacteriology from the University of Kansas in 1949. She received a 2nd Bachelor’s Degree in Art in 1995.
She was a member of the Kansas City Sculpture Association, the Kaw Valley Sculpture Association, the American Association of University Women, the Unity Church in Overland Park, and the KU Marching Band.
She was a homemaker.
She married James O. Smith on June 5, 1949 in Danforth Chapel in Lawrence. He preceded her in death March 9, 2003.
Survivors include her six children, Janet Calkins, North Aurora, IL, Scott Smith (Charlene), Carrollton, TX, Laura Nutt (Steve), McLouth, KS, Tom Smith (Janet), Lenexa, KS, Tim Smith (Sandy), Overland Park, KS, Carol Couzens-Harris (Dennis), Merriam, KS; thirteen grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends at 10:00 a.m. one hour prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children and may be sent in care of the mortuary.