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Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert E. Smith 1933 - 2006 Kansas City, Mo.

Services for Robert E. Smith, 72, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ in Kansas City, Mo.Mr. Smith died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1933, in Lawrence, the son of Emmett P. and Naomi Anderson Smith. He attended Pinckney School and junior high school in Lawrence and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1951. He briefly attended Kansas University after high school graduation.Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Air Force and spent three years assigned to Chicksands Royal Air Force Station in England. He was honorably discharged and returned to KU, graduating in 1960. He worked as a floor director for KCMO-TV.He later retrained as an accountant and worked as an auditor for the U.S. government in the General Services Administration, Department of Energy and Department of Veterans Affairs.He was a volunteer for the Kansas University Audio-Reader Network, Meals on Wheels, Shepherd's Center, St. Luke's Hospital, Harvesters and other organizations.He married Marcia Jane Myers on Feb. 8, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo. They later divorced. She survives, of Kansas City, Mo.Survivors include a son, Michael, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Shelly Brooks-Smith, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Nancy Patterson and husband Cliff, Fort Scott; two stepgrandsons, Aleister and Addison Jones, both of Kansas City, Mo.; five nieces, Sandra Patterson, Nevada, Mo., Sharon McGaughey, Pollock Pines, Calif., Brenda DeKeno, Pea Ridge, Ark., Deborah Allen, Fort Scott, and Laura Soliday, Kansas City, Mo.; 12 great-nieces and nephews; a great-great nephew; and a host of cousins.His father, Emmett, died Sept. 14, 1988, and his mother, Naomi, died Sept. 28, 1991.The family suggests memorials to the Audio-Reader Network, P.O. Box 847, Lawrence 66044.