Mary Maxine (Challender) Smith

Female 1915 - 2016  (100 years)


Smith, Mary

The Newton Kansan

Mary Smith

1915 - 2016


Mary Maxine Smith, 100, died Sunday (Jan. 10, 2016) at Newton Presbyterian Manor. She was born December 17, 1915, in Halstead Township to Alton Russell and Elizabeth (Severance) Challender.

She graduated from Sedgwick High School and attended Bethel College and Kansas State University. She graduated from Salt City Business College in Hutchinson.

June 27, 1943, she married Russell Vern Smith in Hutchinson. He preceded her in death on December 24, 2002.

Moving to Newton in 1945 from Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was employed as a secretary at several agricultural offices, Somers, Robb and Robb Law Firm and Bankers Investment.

She belonged to Salem United Methodist Church, 50-53 study club and for 40 years was active in the Newton Bowling Leagues. She also worked with the Harvey County Fair for 18 years and Kansas State Fair for four years.

Mary Maxine is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother and sister-in-law Willard and Dolores Challender as well as one nephew and one niece.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 14, 2016) at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Kite of Salem United Methodist Church presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at Petersen Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Burrton City Cemetery, Burrton.

Memorials are suggested to Salem United Methodist Church or Newton Meals on Wheels in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

Owner/SourceHarvey County Genealogical Society
Date12 Jan 2016
Linked toMary Maxine (Challender) Smith

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