Joseph W. Smith, 88, of Spring Hill, passed away Oct. 8, 2013 at Meadowbrook Nursing Center, Gardner, KS. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Fri., Oct. 11, 2013 at Olathe Community of Christ Church, 15520 S. Ridgeview Rd, Olathe, KS 66062. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am before the service at the church. Arrangements are under Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, KS, 913-592-2244. Burial at 9:00 am Sat., Oct. 12, 2013 at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 6700 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Joe was born August 24, 1925 in Marshall, MO to Walter Everiett and Beulah Areminta (James) Smith. He graduated high school in Marshall. Joe served in the US Navy
from 1943 – 46. He married Margie Glantz on Aug. 6, 1956 in Lamar, CO. In the 60's they lived in Independence, MO. They moved to Chariton, IA and then to Spring Hill in 2002. For 22 years, he was a VP of Safety, Security and Health for Hy-Vee Food Stores, Inc. at the corporate office in Chariton. He was a High Priest and Evangelist at the Olathe Community of Christ Church. He was a member of the Lions Club in Chariton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margie in 2006, brother, John Smith, and step-daughter Sharon.
Joe is survived by his son, Joseph Conrad Smith and wife Laura Wiedner-Smith, of Spring Hill and step-daughter, Pat Rice, of Blue Springs, MO; granddaughter, Lisa Lucas of Indianola, IA, and seven other grandchildren; three great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; sisters: Elsa Brooks, of Mt Joy, PA, and Carol Barnes, of Sedalia, MO; and brothers: Willard Smith, of Omaha, NE, and Jim Smith of Independence, MO.