Bessie May Smith 1912 - 2005 Tonganoxie
Services for Bessie May Smith, 92, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.Mrs. Smith died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Aug. 20, 1912, in Prosperity, Mo., the daughter of Vernon R. and Dora May Mills Green. She moved from Kansas City, Kan., to Tonganoxie in 1947. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hazel Ridge Club and Tonganoxie Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school and helped with youth groups.She married J. Henry Smith on Aug. 31, 1934. He died earlier.Survivors include two sons, Larry Smith, Tonganoxie, and Dale Smith, Longmont, Colo.; a daughter, Janet Strang, Valley Falls; two brothers, Cecil Green, Kansas City, Kan., and Vernon Green, Olathe; a sister, Doris Crossland, Kansas City; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie.The family suggests memorials to Central Christian College in Moberly, Mo., sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.