Archive for Thursday, October 13, 2005

Esther Mae Smith

October 13, 2005

Services for Esther Mae Smith, 81, of Leavenworth, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Pentecostal Church of Apostolic Faith, Leavenworth. Burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Lansing.

Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

She was born June 24, 1924, in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of William and Blanche (Conley) Fitzhugh. For most of her life, she lived in Leavenworth, where she was a homemaker and mother to her eleven children.

Seven sons died earlier: Clarence L. Simpson Jr., Lloyd Smith Jr., Denzel Visor Jr., Timothy Smith; Carlee Smith; Charles Smith; and an infant.

Survivors include four children, Fred Smith Sr., Leavenworth, Robin R. Smith, Wichita, Toni A. Smith-Cook, Leavenworth, and Glenda F. Smith-Davis, Lansing; a brother, the Rev. Peter J. Cunningham, Kansas City, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 Tenth Ave., Leavenworth 66048.

Online condolences can be made at


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