Archive for Tuesday, April 27, 1999


April 27, 1999



Topeka -- Memorial services for Owen H. Smith, 87, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. His body was donated to the Kansas University Medical Center. Cremation will follow the medical study.

Mr. Smith died Monday, April 26, 1999, at a Topeka retirement center.

He was born Dec. 3, 1911, in Marion, the son of Dr. R.C. and Edith Heaton Smith. He graduated from Marion High School in 1930 and from KU in 1934. He lived in Lawrence from 1951 to 1957.

He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel and from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Telephone Pioneers, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and the Retired Officers Assn.

He married Mildred Swenson on April 17, 1942, in Carmel, Calif. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Anne Bennett, Littleton, Colo., and Jennifer Fischer, College Station, Tex.; a brother, Cedric Smith, Wichita; a sister, Madeleine Gresham, Mill Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Brewster Place Foundation, 1205 SW 29th St., Topeka 66611.

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