Karen Smith

Karen Ruth Smith

Grover, MO. - Karen Ruth Smith (nee Noblett), formerly of the western North Caolina area, passed away, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in Grover, MO.

Beloved wife of Allen C. Smith of Grover, MO. Loving mother of Adam (Tracie) of Pacific, MO and Mark (Lauren) Smith of Palm Coast, FL. Grandmother of Dana Kelly Smith. Sister of Marabeth Ingry Plemmons of Hendersonville, NC and Edward of Overland Park, KS, Steven of Asheville, NC and Alton Noblett of FL. Daughter of the late Carl Haskell Noblett and Ruth Parrott. Dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.

Karen was born and raised in western North Carolina, has a strong Methodist faith, was educated at Blanton's Business College in Asheville, NC and retired from Monsanto Corporation in 1997. She was an avid supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Karen and Allen loved to travel both domestic and abroad.

Services: Graveside services will be held in the spring in western North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to . A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 11, 2012