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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lawrence D. Smith Wichita

Services for Lawrence D. Smith, 83, Wichita, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Planeview Community Church, Wichita. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita.Mr. Smith died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at his home. He was born in rural Lawrence, the son of Dan and Anna Mae Keller Smith.He attended high school in McLouth.Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He attended Kansas University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering in 1949.Mr. Smith moved to Wichita, where he worked as a design engineer at Boeing Aircraft, Lear Jet and Cessna Aircraft before retiring in December 1982.Survivors include his wife, Norma Smith, of the home; three daughters, Janice Chapman, McPherson, Joanne Mehler and Becky Schmidt, both of Wichita; a son, Dan, Lake Hughes, Calif.; a brother, Leo, Lawrence; a sister, Darlene Wheeler, Nortonville; and 14 grandchildren.Visitation will be today and Tuesday at Broadway Mortuary, 1147 South Broadway, Wichita, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.