Alice Pauline Smith, age 89, of Nevada died on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Nov. 11, 1916, in Eve, Mo., to Albert Emery Thomas and Rose Ellen Kash Thomas. On May 24, 1936, she was married in Richards, Mo., to Charles Andrew Smith and he preceded her in death in 1992.
Pauline grew up in Richards and attended the Richards School. She was a homemaker most of her life but had also worked as a cook for various places including the Liston School in El Dorado Springs, Mo., Church Camps, Camp Galilee, and the El Dorado Springs Nursing Home. She also volunteered as a gray lady at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital and at the Crawford House in Nevada. She was a lifelong member of the Community of Christ Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Leonard her husband Hank of El Dorado Springs, and Linda Wilson and her husband Huleigh of Nevada; one son Charles R. "Dick" Smith, and his wife Mary Lou of Eldorado Springs; grandchildren, Kenny Wilson and his wife Karla, Kurt Wilson and his wife Julie, and Mark Wilson and his wife Mary Ann all of Nevada, Jeff Leonard, Debbie Leonard, Anant Smith, Danny Smith, David Smith, Serena Smith all of Kansas City, Mo.; numerous great-grandchildren including Kohlten Wilson, Kayli Wilson, Kaitlyn Wilson, Grant Wilson, Blair Wilson, Lane Wilson, and Lindey Wilson; one sister, Rosic Graham and her husband Kenneth of Overland Park, Kan., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, James E. Thomas and two sisters, Corinne Weyand and Reta Goddard.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 20, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Jim Jones officiating. Intennent will follow at the Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, Mo. Friends may call from now until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home. Those who wish may contribute to the Community of Christ Church or the Shriners in care of the funeral home.