Amanda attended Walker Elementary School from kindergarten through sixth grade. She enjoyed baseball, track and field days and was in many spelling bees. She then attended Nevada schools from seventh through 12th grades graduating from Nevada High School in 2002. She participated in cheerleading, choir and track. Amanda obtained her bachelor's degree in graphic design in 2006 from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan. She was part of the sisterhood sorority at Alpha Gamma Delta. Amanda enjoyed spoiling her nephews, reading all the books she could get ahold of, and her cats Toby and Midget. Any stray animal that came through, she made a pet out of it. She would even help her dad take care of the little pigs. Amanda enjoyed TV shows such as "The Young and the Restless," HGTV, and cooking shows.
Survivors include her parents, Leon and Kathy Gordon Smith, Nevada; one sister, Darya Kalleck, Butler, Mo.; one brother, Eric and Bouaphanh "Boo" Smith, Kansas City, Kan.; grandparents, Carolyn and Jack Gordon, Nevada, and Grace Smith and her late husband, Thomas Smith, Butler, Mo.; nephews, Blade and Ty Kalleck, and Evan and "soon to be" Ethan Smith; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 18, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Mark Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 17, at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute in her memory, to Barnes Jewish Hospital Transplant Program, Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, or to the Vernon County People for Pets in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.
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