Josephine Beatrice "Bea" Smith, 85, of Marshall, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Father Kevin Gormley officiated. Pallbearers were C.L. Henke, Jim Gilmore, Fred Henke, Doug Carney, Corey Carney, Ryan Carney and Charles Henry Henke. Burial was in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Catholic Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Born Oct. 28, 1918, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Henke and Sarah Grace Hanners Henke. On July 31, 1947, in Marshall, she married Charles D. "Ug" Smith, who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1997. She had lived in Saline County her entire life, was a homemaker and member of St. Peter Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Smith and wife Charlotte of Marshall and David Smith and wife Melody of Troy; two daughters, Patty Smith of Blue Springs and Mary Jo Zacher and husband Mark of Ashland; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.