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Patricia Ann Degand Smith

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Death 22 Mar 2013 (aged 80)
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 187176219 · View Source
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Patricia Ann Smith, 80, Topeka, passed away Fri., Mar. 22, 2013.

Patricia was born Mar. 27, 1932 in Topeka, the daughter of Joseph and Constancia Haefner Degand.

She graduated from Hayden High. Patricia and Charles “Chuck” Smith were united in marriage on Oct. 23, 1954. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2004.

Patricia was an executive secretary for American Home Life Ins. Co., something she considered not so much a job, but a blessing and she appreciated those whom she worked for and with. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include her children, Daniel Smith, Kevin Smith and Randy Smith; her grandchildren Emily, Elizabeth, Nikki and Anne; her brother, Ron Degand; and nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her four siblings, Rosemary, Kenny, Louie and Gene.

During the few years that Daniel lived out to town, Pat was blessed by three neighbors, Greg Wilcox, Duane Lloyd and Daniel (Darin) Zimmerman, who were always willing to drop what they were doing and assist. Pat was also blessed with a neighbor and dear friend of the last 52 years, Dorothy Burghart. The little and not so little things add up and mean more than can be expressed here.

A parish rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Tues. at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Rd, Topeka KS 66614, after which Patricia’s family will greet friends until 7 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Wed. at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Ministry to the Aging, sent in care of the funeral home.

Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/24/2013

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