Paul Francis Smith 1951 - 2012 Bonner Springs

Paul Francis Smith, age 60 of Bonner Springs, Kansas and previously of Kansas City, KS. passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Providence Medical Center. Memorial Services 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1st, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Paul was born on Dec. 15, 1951 in Kansas City, KS. the only child to Ed and Sophie Smith that precede him in death. He graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1970 and went on to serve in the National Guard from 1970 to 1976. He had worked for 35 years in the Grain Industry and most recently as a Grain Inspector for Cargill Grain Company. Paul’s hobbies were hunting, fishing and cutting firewood. Paul and his family enjoyed having a vegetable farm for 15 years and selling their produce at the area farmers markets. He was a member of the Fenton Finders Carnival Glass Club of Greater Kansas City. Preceded also in death by his Aunt and Uncle Al and Emma Candido. Survivors include his wife of 38 years Claudia Smith of the home, two daughters Heather Lange and husband Eric of Gardner, KS., Sarah Smith and Michael Ellifrits of Gardner, KS. One son Aaron Smith of the home. Seven grandchildren Shelby, Marlon, Alexandra, Destiny, Ethan, Michael and James. Brother- in-law Russell Mantooth and wife Kathy, two nieces Michelle Gillespie and family and Trichia Mantooth and family.
Arrangements Alden-Harrington Funeral Home 913-422-4074.
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