Dorothy Mae Smith, 77, of Sweet Springs, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Dustin Pergeson, James Klussman, Christopher Powers, Cameron Elliott, Mark Jones and Ryan Jansen. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Golden, Dennis Klussman, Wayne Jansen, Dan Jansen, Steve Harris and Charles Elliott. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.
Born Oct. 11, 1926, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late William Henry Jansen and Anna Louise Hartman Jansen. On Feb. 3, 1950, she married James Edwin Smith, who preceded her in death March 17, 1989. She was a lifelong Sweet Springs resident and member of Christ Lutheran Church in rural Sweet Springs. She retired from Rival Manufacturing in Sweet Springs in 1992 and had been a foster grandparent since her retirement.
Survivors include one son, James "Jim" Smith of Sweet Springs; four daughters, Marsha Klussman of Sweet Springs, Susan Golden of Liberty, Vickie Smith of Warrensburg and Darla Elliott of Basehor, Kan.; three brothers, Henry Jansen of Gladstone, Don Jansen of Liberty and Merle Jansen of Blue Springs; two sisters, Betty Strawn of Leawood, Kan., and Carol Theis of Leavenworth, Kan.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Orval Jansen.