Fleeta E. Smith

Monday, February 28, 2005

Fleeta E. Smith, 87, of Gower, formerly of Gilliam, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Gower Convalescent Care Center in Gower.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at Slater City Cemetery. Rev. Robert Sisney will officiate. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.

Born July 13, 1917, in Slater, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Ellsworth Irwin and Lena Krause Irwin. She married George Rufus Stroud, who preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1978. In 1983, she married Emory Smith, who preceded her in death November 1999. She lived in Gilliam for a number of years before moving to Kansas City. She returned to Slater in 2003. She moved to Gower in 2004.

Survivors include two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Sue Andrews; two brothers and one sister.