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 Mary Louise “Mary Lou” <I>Jones</I> Smith

Mary Louise “Mary Lou” Jones Smith

Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Death 31 Dec 2007 (aged 82)
Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 24082182 · View Source
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Fort Scott, KS - January 1, 2008

Mary Lou Smith, age 82, of Fort Scott, Kansas, died early Monday, December 31, 2007, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri, as a result of a head injury from falling on the ice.

She was born December 26, 1925, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of William Jones and Martha (Norris) Jones.

She married Elmer Smith on April 15, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kansas. They had been happily married for 60 years when he preceded her in death on June 2, 2003.

She worked for the Western Insurance Company from 1962 until 1984.

Mary Lou received Jesus Christ as her Savior in 1963 and has faithfully served Him as a member of Grace Baptist Tabernacle ever since.

After Elmer's death, Mary Lou continued to be an active lady who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, attending her exercise class, and participating in a Bible study group. She was always willing to share a smile or lend a hand.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer; her daughter, Carolyn Smith; grandson, Brad Smith; and two brothers, Boyd and Howard Jones.

She is survived by her son, Darrell Smith and wife Sandy, Fort Scott, KS; three grandchildren, Heather Forsbeck, Sarah Causey, and Julie Davis; eleven great-grandchildren; her niece, Marilyn Fluty; and nephew, Larry Jones.

Funeral services will be January 4, 2008, at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle, with Rev. Paul Rooks and Rev. A.F. Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Scott National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.


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  • Added: 21 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24082182
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Louise “Mary Lou” Jones Smith (26 Dec 1925–31 Dec 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24082182, citing Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by MooreSmith (contributor 47593861) .