James “Jim” W. Higby

SMITH CENTER – James Wilbert Higby, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and good neighbor entered into his eternal rest  with his Lord and Savior October 29, 2012. He was born May 18, 1918 , the fourth child to Rev. George Elmer and Nellie Roseland Higby near Mountain Grove , MO. He accepted Christ as […]

Richard Lee McCoy

SMITH CENTER – Richard Lee McCoy, 80, died Monday, October 22, 2012.  He was born April 24, 1932 at the Harlan, Kansas farm home of his parents Walter and Beulah (Saylor) McCoy.

He attended Portis Grade School and graduated from Portis High School in 1951.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in the fall […]

Dean Schlatter

SMITH CENTER – Dean Edward Schlatter, age 69, passed away October 20, 2012 at the Deseret Health and Rehabilitation Center in Smith Center, KS.  He was born June 20, 1943 in Portis, KS to Ed and Beulah (Burns) Schlatter.  He was a farmer.

He grew up in the Lebanon community in Smith County, Kansas and attended […]

Mary Burgess-Scott

SMITH CENTER-   Mary Burgess-Scott, age 93, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Sunset Home in Concordia, KS.  She was born March 16, 1919 in Smith County to Andrew and Laura (Logan) Kindred.  She was a receptionist at the medical clinic.

She was preceded in death by husbands Mac Burgess and Roger Scott, son Joe […]

Barbara J. Schlatter

SMITH CENTER – Barbara Jean (Allen) Schlatter, 69, passed away October 16, 2012 at Smith County Hospital in Smith Center, KS.

She was born April 9, 1943 in Lebanon, KS to Clarence and Julia Allen. Her family moved to Littleton, CO where she completed the 1st grade.   Later her family moved back to Lebanon where she […]

David LeRoy Walker

SMITH CENTER-   David LeRoy Walker, age 61, passed away Monday September 24, 2012 at his home in Smith Center.  Mr. Walker was born December 16, 1950 in La Junta, CO to Ivan and Georgene (Thrasher) Walker.  He was a mechanic.

Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Dallas and Danny.

Survivors include his […]

Carolyn Kay Hess

SMITH CENTER – Carolyn Kay (Culbertson) Hess, age 65, passed away on Monday September 17, 2012 at the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center, KS.  Carolyn was born the daughter of Elmer and Lois (Jetter) Culbertson on July 7, 1947, in Audobon, Iowa.

Carolyn attended country school in Sac County, Iowa, and graduated from Sac […]

Vern E. (Buster) Shanley

SMITH CENTER – Vern E. “Buster” Shanley, 87, died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center, KS.  He was born November 10, 1924 in Harlan, Kansas.

Vern was the youngest of eight children born to Earnest and Grace (Swank) Shanley, of which two sisters survive, Edna Dillon of Osborne, […]

Doyt O. Campbell

SMITH CENTER – Doyt Oliver Campbell, age 87, passed away on Saturday September 8, 2012 at Deseret Health and Rehab Center in Smith Center.  He was born the son of Oliver (Ollie) and Hazel Buttermore Campbell on February 10, 1925 at Hudson Township in Smith County.  He grew to manhood in Smith County.

He was united […]

Margaret Wood

Margaret Wood, age 91, formerly of Gaylord, KS passed away on April 17, 2012 at the Bellevue Health and Rehab Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Wood of Oklahoma City, OK.

Graveside memorial services will be held on Thursday August 16, 2012 at the Gaylord Cemetery.