Hazel E. Smith, 85, of Marhall, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at her home.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Slater Presbyterian Church. Rev. Pam Sebastian officiated. Bethany Weiker, organist, played "Amazing Grace," "You'll Never Walk Alone," and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Burial was in the Resurrection Cemetery in North Kansas City. Gerald Kitchen, Charlie Guthrie, Phil Sebastian, Mark Fizer, David Moore and Joe Clements Jr. served as pallbearers. Memorials are suggested to the church in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born March 9, 1919, in Kansas City, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Flora Thurman Buck. On July 25, 1945, in Olathe, Kan., she married Walter W. Seavy, who preceded her in death in May 1971. On Oct. 27, 1973, in Parkville, she married Floyd C. Smith, who preceded her in death July 30, 1988. She was a member and deacon of Slater Presbyterian Church and a member and treasurer of the Presbyterial Women. She was a member and past president and treasurer of the Saline Animal League. She was a member of the Slater Garden Club, the Slater Travel Club, Vivian Lessley Study Club and Order of the Eastern Star. She worked as a bookkeeper at Goodrich Tire in Kansas City, Kan. for 28 years and was co-owner of Walts Speedometer Service. She had resided in Marshall since 1988, moving from Parkville.
Survivors include one daughter, Bea Downing of Marshall; three step-children; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest A. Buck.