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Mildred L. Smith

August 29, 1931 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Mildred Smith Obituary

Mildred Lola Smith, daughter of Victor Davis and Lola (Moffitt) Davis Condley, was born on August 29, 1931, in Meriden, Kansas. She passed away on February 4, 2024, at the Republic County Hospital – ISB at the age of 92.

Mildred received her education at Perry (KS) Rural High School, the University of Kansas, Washburn University, Stormont-Vail School of Nursing, and Kansas State University, where she earned a Master of Counseling degree.

She was united in marriage to William E Smith on September 6, 1953. To this union were born three children: Susan, Steven, and William James. The couple lived in Topeka, Kansas City, Belleville, and North Port, FL, returning to Belleville in 2014. Mildred was both a homemaker and a registered nurse. She began her nursing career in Topeka, continuing as a practicing nurse and nursing instructor in Topeka, Kansas City, and Belleville. After earning her counseling degree, she worked until retirement as a personal counselor and director of psychiatric nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Concordia, KS.

Mildred was a member of the Belleville Presbyterian Church and the Venice, FL Presbyterian Church. While living in Belleville, she was a member of several civil, service, and social organizations.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Lola; her son, William James; her brothers, Floyd Davis and Philip Winkler; her sister, Norma Martin; and her very special aunt and uncle, Mary and Clay Ogan of Grantville, KS. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Dr. William (Doc) of Belleville; her son Steven (Ann) of Lexington, NC; her daughter Susan (Terry) Jelinek of Munden, KS; three grandchildren: Holly (Joe) Giammanco of Kansas City, MO; Tegan Smith of Huntersville, NC; Jadd Smith of Charlotte, NC; her sister, Rosa Geske of Mesa, AZ; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Cremation was selected. Memorial services at Mildred’s graveside in Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, will be held at a later date, to be announced. 

Memorials are suggested in Mildred’s name to the Belleville Public Library, Belleville, KS. 

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Belleville Cemetery
1670 Nickel Road
Belleville, KS 66935


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