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Smith, Dorothy L.

Smith, Dorothy L.

April 11, 1930 — March 20, 2022

Dorothy L. Smith passed away on March 20, 2022. Dorothy was born in Rhineland Missouri on April 11, 1930 to Lowell E and Georgia May Gregory. She attended Bethany High School then went to Northwest Missouri State University for college. She taught in a one room school house for 3 years before she moved to Kansas City with her sisters.

On September 1, 1956 she married the love of her life, Whitney A Smith. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband Whitney on February 10, 2022 they were married 65 years. They have three daughters Myrna Jones (Daniel),Cheryl Anderson (August) and Linda Wist(Philip). They have seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Dorothy worked at Sears & Roebuck for several years she also worked at the IRS for 23 years before retiring in December 1992.

She loved traveling and crocheting afghans for her loved ones. She was a KU basketball fan and loved the Chiefs. She also loved to watch the weather and to know. what the weather was going to be wherever family lived.

She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church since 1961.

Visitation will be 6-8PM, Wednesday, March 23 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be 10AM, Thursday, March 24 at Park Lawn Funeral Home; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

Service Information

Visitation will be 6-8PM, Wednesday, March 23 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be 10AM, Thursday, March 24 at Park Lawn Funeral Home; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Smith, Dorothy L.'s Guestbook

Dorothy and Whitney were wonderful people. When my brother and I were young, Dorothy and Whitney and their girls were our next-door neighbors. Dorothy babysat my brother and me while our mother worked. She practically raised us! I will never forget their kindness. We had a lot of fun, too, riding in Whitney's dune buggy. Sending prayers to Myrna, Cheryl, and Linda in this sad time.

Kristy Lantz Newport

Praying for you and your family to find comfort with each other.

Jennifer Alexander

Dorothy and Smitty were two of the most wonderful people to know. We enjoyed their company so much. The get togethers we had and visitation will all of the former Cummins people and serviving spouses cannot be put into words.

kenneth and linda Atkinson

God bless your family.

Linda Landzettel

My earliest memory of Dorothy and Whitney was attending their wedding when I was a child. I was so in awe of the beautiful bride and her glamorous sisters! They continued to be two of my favorite relatives on my mother’s side (Alma Gregory Willard). Always so much fun to visit, they were a lively and engaging couple. My husband Bob and I will miss them❤️

Emily Fairbanks

So sorry to hear that your mother passed away and so close to your father. Know this is hard for each of you and have you in my prayers.

Shirley Swearingen

What a blessing that both Dorothy & Whitney were blessed with long life, but even with all those years I know they weren't enough for those who held them both so dear to their hearts. To all their beloved family, I extend my deepest condolences. May the countless memories of Dorothy & Whitney forever put smiles on your faces. In God's care, they both rest. John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:29

Ann Renee

Dorothy and Whitney were two of our favorite folks! We loved them! We will forever have great memories of them both. You have our deepest sympathies! Sending caring thoughts to all 3 daughters & families, Wesley & Sue Hirsch

Wesley & Sue Hirsch

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