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Catherine E. Smith, 92, Lee’s Summit, MO

Catherine E. Smith, 92, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Sunrise Senior Living in Overland Park, Kansas.

Catherine E. Smith, 92, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Sunrise Senior Living in Overland Park, Kansas.

Catherine was born on November 25, 1920 in St. Joseph to John T. and Blanche A. (Tee) Marteny. She graduated from Lafayette High School, was a member of the Runcie Club and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Catherine married Jerald R. Smith in 1939 in St. Joseph. They celebrated 42 years of marriage. He preceded her in death in 1981. She was a homemaker and raised her family before becoming an administrative assistant with the United States Department of Agriculture. She retired in 1982.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Jerald F. Smith and brother, Edward Marteny.

Surviving family includes daughter, Marta Gore and son-in-law, Logan Gore, III of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Pat Smith, of Fort Myers, Florida; grandchildren, Catie McManus, Dina Thompson, Jill Smith, Natalie Schneider and Van Smith, 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their thanks to Sunrise Senior Living of Overland Park, where she resided the last four years.

Services 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Missouri. Interment Ashland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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