Imelda Jane ‘Millie’ Smith
Imelda Jane “Millie” (Baker) Smith, 86, died Feb. 5, 2021, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City.
Imelda was born on Sept. 6, 1934, on the Baker family homestead north of Marienthal, to Anthony Baker and Caecilia (Baier) Baker.
She grew up on the family farm.
Millie married Gerald Joseph Smith on June 24, 1953, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marienthal. She was a lifetime resident of Marienthal.
Millie was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening. She was a member of St. Mary’s Altar Society.
Survivors include her three daughters, Sharry Nelson and husband, Clem, Johnson, Kathy Owings and husband, Dale, Lawrence, and Ruth Hovey and husband, Bill, Olathe; three sons, Earl Smith and wife, Deb, Marienthal, Don Smith and wife, Liz, Scott City, and Ernie Smith and wife, Christi, Scott City; one sister, Inella Scheffe; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, Joseph; her parents; and siblings Bernadine Pahls, Marguerite Zellner, Florence Zellner, Mary Ann Winter, Louis Baker, Elizabeth Geyer, Joseph Baker, Celine Wimmer and Bernard Baker.
Funeral service was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Hickey presiding. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 210 N. 2nd, Marienthal, Ks. 67863.