Robert Smith Jr. 1928 - 2011 Ozawkie

Paid family tribute

Robert Smith Jr., 82, of Ozawkie died March 15, 2011 at his home. Bob was born May 6, 1928, the son of Robert and Rinda Smith. He spent his early life at Perry moving to Silver Lake and graduating from Silver Lake High School. Bob farmed in Jefferson and Jackson counties. He retired from Hallmark Cards in Lawrence in 1991 after 25 years. Bob was a 50+ member of Mount Pleasant Grange, a member of the American and Kansas Quarter Horse Associations, The American Angus Association, the Ozawkie grade school board, a 4-H leader, KEPCO Trustee Representative, and officer and board member for Leavenworth and Jefferson Electric Coop, Inc.
Bob married Carol Cochran in 1947. They have three children, Carolin Green (John) of Platte City, MO; Becky Ostermann (Jerry) of Sylvan Grove; Stacy Smith (Joni) of Overland Park; three granddaughters, Amy Smith, of St Louis; Abby Bodenhausen (Justin), of Overland Park; Ashley Smith, of Kansas City; two grandsons, Aaron Smith of Overland Park and Chad Ostermann of Sylvan Grove; one brother, Dean Smith of Council Grove and a sister-in-law, Rita Smith of Denver.
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday at the Way of the Cross United Methodist Church in Ozawkie. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery in Topeka. Bob will lie in state at his home after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18 to receive family. Memorials may be made to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa.

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.