Obituary: Dorothy H. Smith

Dorothy H. Smith, 84, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

She was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Poteau, Okla., to Robert and Neva (Doyle) Smith. She married Donald Smith on Jan. 5, 1950, and he preceded her in death. Dorothy attended First Church of God in Newton and retired from Rockwell International in Newport Beach, Calif. She worked on many projects at Rockwell including the Voyager Spacecraft. Dorothy enjoyed sewing and quilting, and was known for her sewing perfection carried over from her work. She also enjoyed playing cards, especially Skip-Bo and a marble game call Wahoo. She could be found relaxing tending her flowers and gardens. Dorothy had a way with children and enjoyed their company. Her family was the most important to her, and she greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.Dorothy-Smith-Photo

She is survived by her daughters: Wanda Twomey and her husband James of Park City, and Brenda Damon of Garden City, Idaho; one son Alan Smith of Hesston; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter Stephanie, son-in-law David Damon, and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m., Monday, April 25, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton with Pastor Clint McBroom presiding. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice or Schowalter Villa in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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