MEADE – Elizabeth “Betty” Smith, 93, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at the Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.
She was born Sept. 8, 1916, to Herschel E. and Annie Pollack Nall in Island, Ky.
She married Arthur Loyd Smith April 4, 1942, in Morganville, Ky. He died Feb. 6, 2005.
She attended school in Livermore, Ky., graduating from Livermore High School. She later attended Lockyear’s Business College.
Over the years, she worked for Crescent Plastics, Evansville, Ind., as a secretary, switchboard operator and receptionist.
She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Evansville and attended the United Methodist Church of Meade.
She enjoyed baking, sewing, crafts, working within her church, and attending to her flowers.
She is survived by oneson, Steve Smith and wife, Jeannie, Anderson, Ind.; one daughter, Linda Kaye Brown and husband, Philip, Meade; five grandchildren, Tara Schapmire and husband, Marty, Greg Preuss and special friend, Mai Tran, Zach Smith, Derek Smith and Heidi Smith; two step-grandchildren, Sonja Midyett and husband, Lance, Doug Brown and wife, Laura, three great-grandchildren, Lily Schapmire, Mikayla Smith and Nick Schapmire; six step-great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Midyett, Rachel Midyett, Mitchell Midyett, Anna Brown, Molly Brown and Cooper Brown.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Norman Nall; one sister, Lois Benjamin; and a longtime friend and companion, the Dachshund, Yoda.
o Celebration of life services were at 10 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church, Meade, with the Rev. Susan Greene presiding. According to her request cremation has taken place.
A second service will take place at Glen Funeral Home, Owensboro, Ky., at a later date with burial at Memorial Gardens, Owensboro.
Memorials are suggested to the Foundation Fighting Blindness in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com.