Obituaries

Lawrence Smith 1937 - 2013 Basehor

Lawrence Smith, age 75 of Basehor, Kansas passed away on Thursday May 9, 2013 at his home. A Memorial Visitation was held Thursday May 16, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home; 214 Oak Street; Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Kansas City Hospice House or the Ronald McDonald House both in care of the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home.
Lawrence was born on December 29,1937 the only child to Arch and Ava (Perkey) Smith in Harrison, Arkansas. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Central Missouri State University and his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Kansas. He found his calling, becoming a teacher and later, principal at Piper Unified School District #203, where he stayed for 38 years until he retired. Lawrence married his high school sweetheart Fredia Ree Landrum on December 21,1957 in Jasper, AR. Lawrence and Fredia were partners in the Farm Market on Highway 7 and Polfer Road. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Fredia Ree Smith of the home, three children Chris Smith and wife Janet of Kansas City, Mo., Phil Smith and wife Margaret of Basehor, KS. LaRee Christiansen and husband Mike of Fontana, KS., 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren including Madison Smith, with whom he shared an especially close relationship. Arrangements; Alden-Harrington Funeral Home (913)422-4074 AldenHarrington.com
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