Obituaries

Larry Dean Smith

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Larry Dean Smith, 79, of McPherson, Kan., passed away at 10:35 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 while in the company of family members, at his residence.

Smith was born in Sylvan Grove, Kan.on Dec. 29, 1937, a son of Robert C. and Goldie (Clark) Smith.

Smith attended the Lincoln grade schools and graduated from Lincoln High School, Lincoln, Kansas.

He honorably served in the U.S. Navy.

Smith worked at Femco, and retired from CertainTeed after 32 years  of service. After Larry retired he helped his wife run a home-based assembly parts business for 12 years.

Smith was a member of the Lions Club of Windom, and served on the Windom Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed his family, fishing and camping

Larry D. Smith was united in marriage to JoAnn Lucille Taylor on Dec. 17, 1960 in Lincoln, Kan. The young couple established their first home in Lincoln, Kan.

He is survived by his wife JoAnn Smith, of McPherson, Kan.; daughters, Teresa Crawford and her husband Greg, of McPherson, Kan. and Lisa Komarek and her husband Daniel, of Newton, Kan.; brothers, Robert Smith and his wife Ila, of Lincoln, Kan., Gary Smith and his wife Jan, of Hoisington, Kan., Ron Smith and his wife Shelia, of Ozark, Missouri; his sister, Patty Kissick and her husband Leland, of Lincoln, Kansas;  his five grandchildren, Jason Crawford(Julia), Nicole Butler(Adam), Heather Crawford, Dustin Komarek(Jenn) and Luke Komarek; his two great- grandchildren, Caleb Crawford and Cole Butler; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Smith was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Joan Michaels and Carolyn Smith.

Friends are invited to call on Monday Nov. 13, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.  at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Chapel.

Funeral  Service will be held at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kan., at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov.14, 2017  with Father Juan Garza officiating.

Final resting place will be at McPherson Cemetery. Military Honors will be presented by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 and American Legion post 24.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepard Hospice and they can be sent to Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 West Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460.

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