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Gary R. Smith

Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 62)
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Maple Hill, Wabaunsee County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100001541 · View Source
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St. Marys-Gary R. Smith, 62, passed away, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

He was born May 14, 1950 at Parsons, the son of James W. and LaDorna "Corky" Richards Smith. Gary grew up in the St. Marys community and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1968. He was a member of the Kansas Army National Guard.

Mr. Smith had worked for West Star Energy at the Jeffrey Energy Center at St. Marys. Gary had lived in the Maple Hill and St. Marys communities most of his life. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church joining the church in 2003. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council N0. 657 at St. Marys. Gary was a member of the IBEW Union and had managed the Legion Baseball Team at St. Marys for several years.

He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Smith on June 2, 2004.

On February 21, 1981 he was united in marriage to Donna DeVader at the United Methodist Church in Emmett. They had their marriage blest on December 21, 1981. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Corky Smith, St. Marys; his children, Danielle Slough, Topeka, Waylon (Kristine) Smith, Topeka, Dylan (Nicole) Smith, St. Marys, Ashley (Kent) Selk, Topeka and Jayna (Andy) Terhune, Maple Hill; a brother, Mike (Sherry) Smith, Rossville, three sisters, Linda (Rick) Dohrman, Delia, Vicki (Bob) Lightfoot, Blaine and Donna (Alan) Simecka, St. Marys; five grandchildren, Brenna, Olivia, Lane, Taylor and Easton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 5, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Maple Hill. Mr. Smith will lie in state and the family will receive friends after 4:00 P.M. Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. There will be a Prayer Vigil at 6:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Feeding America or Midland Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home St. Marys. Online condolences may be sent to




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