Olga Eva Smith, 96, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Morton County Hospital.
She was born April 17, 1917, to Paul Benjamin Heyman and Anna Bertha Radtke at the Ruffins Estate near Petersburg, Va.
She married John B. Smith Aug. 20, 1936, in Tribune. He preceded her in death.
She attended Hutchinson schools and graduated high school from Meadville, Pa.
She worked at the AAA office in Richfield in 1934.
During her early years on the farm, she cooked for the hired help, maintained the books, drove tractors and helped herd cattle.
She joined the Richfield Methodist Church.
She was a member of many clubs, including BPW, Taloga HDU, Coterie, Morton County Hospital Auxiliary, National Wood Carvers Association, Tri-State Art Association and served as president of the Hi-Plains Investment Club for many years.
She was an accomplished artist. She took correspondence courses from the Famous Artist School from which she graduated. She drew and painted various scenic and flower pictures in various mediums. She won numerous awards for her paintings. While residing in the Care Center, she created many pastel chalk drawings.
She is survived by sons, John and wife, Shirley, Howard and wife, Janis; five grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
• Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Elkhart, with the Rev. Dennis Reimer and Pastor Jim Cunningham presiding.
Burial will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart.
Memorials are suggested to the Morton County Care Center or donor’s choice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.