Betty Brandecker Smith, 83, of Columbia, formerly of Marshall, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Father Kevin Gormley will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Born Sept. 2, 1922, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Edward William Brandecker and Clara Elizabeth Irvine Brandecker. On July 24, 1942, she married Earle H. Smith, who preceded her in death Dec. 27, 1989. She had lived in Marshall most of her life, moving to Columbia in 2000. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and Legion of Mary.
Survivors include two sons, William "Doc" Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dan Smith of Liberty; three daughters, Diane McCain of Columbia, Donna Barr Craddock of Lee's Summit and Debbie Smith of Columbia; one brother, Bill Brandecker of Columbia; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson.