About Us

We take great pride in the reputation we have built over the years, that our funeral directors are known as the most trusted, knowledgeable and honest funeral service providers in our community.  Most likely the staff  at Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary is someone you know, someone who you see regularly around your hometown. That is because this is our hometown too.  Our funeral directors are dedicated to ensuring that each funeral reflects the... 

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Claude C. Gripp

SMITH CENTER – Claude Cecil Gripp was born on May 18, 1921 in Penokee, Kansas as the fifth child of Frank and Mary Gripp. Frank had... 

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Wayne Eugene Bell

PORTIS, KS - Wayne Eugene Bell passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, KS. Arrangements... 

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LeRoy Vern Rounsley

Vern,  a compassionate man loved by all who knew him, was born Aug. 5, 1923 in Smith County, Kan. and went to his well-deserved reward... 

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Thomas C. Cory Jr.

PURCELLVILLE, VA – Thomas C. Cory Jr., age 85, passed away on June 23, 2014.  He was born January 7, 1929. Memorial graveside services... 

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116 W. First St.
Smith Center, KS 66967


Phone: (785) 282-6691
Fax: (785) 282-6168
Toll Free: (888) 711-6691