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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
11:00 AM
Concord Fortress of Hope Church
11050 W Longview Pkwy
Kansas City, MO
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Agnes Louise Frances Smith


1956 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Agnes Louise Frances Smith Obituary
Agnes Louise Frances Smith Agnes Louise Frances Smith, affectionately known as "Aggie" was born October 30, 1956 to the union of James A. Ward and Barbara Ward, at the Queen of the World Hospital in Kansas City, MO. She was the fourth of eight children born to this union. She is preceded in death by her mother Barbara A. Ward, and a brother Phillip Ward. Aggie accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church and St. Theresa's Catholic Church of Kansas City, MO for much of her life. Her early education began in the Catholic School System where she attended St. Louis Catholic Grade School and her high school years she was educated in the Kansas City, MO Public School District. She was a graduate of Southeast High School, Class of 1975, where she was a proud Southeast High School Knight. Agnes Louise united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, William Ronald Smith on May 29, 1982, the love of her life and to that union three sons were born. As a mother, she enjoyed attending all of her sons' sports activities, she spent countless hours at many, many practices and all of their games supporting her sons throughout the years. She was a true sports mom. And later, as she became a grandmother, she continued that tradition of support as a sports grandma. Following high school, Aggie worked for several years at Ernst and Whiney in downtown Kansas City, MO. She later began her career with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, where she held several positions within the KCPD. She retired following 25 years of service at the KCPD. Aggie enjoyed her retirement years as a devoted wife and mother and grandmother. Spending time with her family was the joy of her life. She enjoyed sewing, she loved fashion, loved being outdoors spending hours gardening (aka playing in the dirt), traveling and just enjoying all that life had to offer. Her most enjoyment came from being a grandmother, where she truly loved and spoiled her grandkids. Aggie never met a stranger, to know her was to truly love her. She had the warmest heart, a beautiful person that would do anything for anyone. She had a smile bigger than life, that would light up a room whenever she entered it, that smile will never be forgotten Aggie had a love for Jazz and Old School music, Aggie was the best dancer at Southeast High. Some of her favorite things she loved from her past was she loved to jump rope (she was a double-dutch queen). She loved drinking Earl Grey Double Bergamot tea, cooking, watching westerns and cooking shows, and to bowl and roller skate in her younger days. Agnes Louise is survived by her husband William Ronald Smith, three sons Eugene Tyrone Smith, (Apple Valley, CA); James Vincent Smith (Melissa), Michael Anthony Smith, Kansas City, MO; Her father James A. Ward, a special cousin Dolores Walker (Chicago, IL), 4 brothers, Bernard Ward (Albuquerque, NM), Michael Ward (Sacramento, CA), Craig Ward (Palo Alto, CA), Paul Ward (Beverly Hills); 3 sisters Debbie Spencer, Bernice Holmes (Fayetteville, NC), Theresa Ward; 7 grandchildren a special lifelong friend Yvonne Woodley, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Services to be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11am at Concord Fortress of Hope Church, 11050 W Longview Pkwy, KCMO.
Published in Kansas City Star on Jan. 13, 2019
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