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Marian Joan (Townsend) Smith


1938 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Marian Joan (Townsend) Smith Obituary
Joan Smith, 76, of Mapleton, KS, formerly of Farlington, passed away, Monday, June 23, 2014 at Mercy Health of Joplin. Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28, at the Farlington United Methodist Church with burial in the Farlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Girard High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 268, Girard, KS 66743.
Joan was born February 11, 1938 in rural McCune to Robert E. and Pauline Bever Townsend. She lived most of her life in the Farlington area before moving to Mapleton in 1999. She was a 1955 graduate of Girard High School. She received her B.S. and M.S degrees from Pittsburg State University and taught for 27 years in the Girard School District, first at Greenbush and later at Haderlein Elementary in Girard, retiring in 1999. She married Nels A. Smith on August 4, 1955 in Farlington. He survives her at the home. Additional survivors include her children Katharine (Ralph) Stegen, Oro Valley, AZ, Charlotte (Bill) Hollomon, Owasso, OK, Mark (Anne) Smith, Shawnee, KS, and Stacey (Kenneth) Cline, Mapleton, KS; a brother, Brian Townsend, Cedar Falls, IA; her step-mother, Margaret Townsend, Farlington, KS; her 11 grandchildren, Adriann Snow, Brandy Williams, Aaron Smith, Jessica Sangale, Jené Bradham, K. C. Cline, Dana Humphrey, Ashley Smith, Andrew Stegen, Lauren Cline, and Garrett Cline and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Robert E. Townsend and a sister, Betty Jean Townsend.
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(Amos Family Funeral Home & Crematory 913-631-5566)
Published in Morning Sun on June 26, 2014
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