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Earnest L. Smith
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1941
Prowers County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 2014
Garden City
Finney County
Kansas, USA

Earnest L. Smith
June 30, 1941 - January 17, 2014
Garden City, Kansas

Visitation: Noon to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City with Pastor Steve Ensz officiating.

Interment: Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

The family request memorials given to the Finney County Humane Society or to St. Catherine Hospice both in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.

Earnest L. Smith, 72 died Friday, January 17, 2014 at his home in Garden City. He was born June 30, 1941 in Holly, Colorado the son of Henry & Lorena (Boardman) Smith.

Earnest's employment started at the age of 12 where he worked at Smith's Department Store, Arnold's Café, Ansel's Manufacturing, Pheipher Motors, Champlin Gas Station, Woody's Electric, and was a self employed hay operator all while he lived in Ulysses, Kansas. After moving to Garden City in 1981, he worked on site building the IBP Plant and was later an employee there. He later worked several years at Palmer Manufacturing in the Fiberglass and Welding departments. Earnest ended his working career being self employed in design and sales of metal and wood creations. He left his footprint on many hearts as he worked throughout southwest Kansas.

He married Karen Elliott of Ulysses, Kansas on May 29, 1961. Earnest later married Suzanne Messner Cunningham of Garden City on September 12, 1981. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Tami & husband Mike Salsbury of Ulysses, Kansas and Lynette & husband Marshal Mills of Ulysses, Kansas; a step-daughter, Kris & husband Monte Carr of Lakin, Kansas; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Earnest is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Aldon Smith, Bobby Smith, & Henry Smith; three sisters, Lorena Smith, DeEtta Williams, & Wanda Kreig; a step-son, Danny Cunningham; eight nephews and one niece.

Garnand Funeral Home
Garden City, KS

Family links: 
  Henry J. Smith (1892 - 1960)
  Lorena Boardman Jones Smith (1909 - 1975)
  DeEtta Irene Smith Williams (1931 - 1979)*
  Aldon LeRoy Smith (1933 - 2001)*
  Earnest L. Smith (1941 - 2014)
  Bobby Eugene Smith (1944 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Valley View Cemetery
Garden City
Finney County
Kansas, USA
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