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. She grew up just a mile and a half from the cabin where ‘Home on the Range’ was written. She departed this physical life and... 

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 at the Smith County Memorial Hospital. Junior grew up on their farm, along with his brother Richard and his sisters, Vera, Ruth,... 

A. L. “Babe” Pletcher

SMITH CENTER – Abraham Lincoln Pletcher (Babe) was born June 22, 1925 the youngest of 10 children to William & Emma (Barcus) Pletcher in Crystal Plains Township in Smith County Kansas. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1943 and then started farming. He... 

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 third of nine children of Kermit A. and Lelia Inez (Phifer) Maydew.  Marvin was raised on a farm in northeast Smith County, Kansas. After... 

K. Bernard Buss

SMITH CENTER – Kenneth Bernard Buss was born on October 5, 1927 in Naponee, Nebraska to Clinton and Beulah Buss.  He passed from this life to his Heavenly Home on July 2, 2014 at his home in Smith Center, Kansas with his beloved wife Donna  at his side. Bernard,... 

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