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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Obituaries

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Elizabeth Violet Libby

SMITH CENTER-   Elizabeth Violet (Hansen) Libby was born on February 25, 1915 on the family farm north and west of Athol, Kansas.... 

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Junior L. Simpson

SMITH CENTER – Junior LeRoy Simpson, 90, was born March 23, 1924 in rural Concordia.  He left this earthly life on July 20, 2014... 

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A. L. “Babe” Pletcher

SMITH CENTER – Abraham Lincoln Pletcher (Babe) was born June 22, 1925 the youngest of 10 children to William & Emma (Barcus)... 

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Marvin Wayne Maydew

TOPEKA - Marvin Wayne Maydew, age 88, of Topeka, died on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was born in Lebanon, Kansas on June 12, 1926, the... 

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116 W. First St.
Smith Center, KS 66967


Phone: (785) 282-6691
Fax: (785) 282-6168
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