Von Smith

1/17/2013

Von Smith, 78, of Garden City, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

Von Smith, 78, of Garden City, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born Oct. 23, 1934, in Dodge City, to Elmer Lon and Muriel Hayes Smith. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1952.

On Aug. 9, 1953, he married Wanda Smith in Garden City.

Mr. Smith became the owner-operator of Metal Fabricators in 1976.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Gail DaSilva of Hanson, Ky., Sherry Sherman of Olathe, and Donna Ortiz of Garden City; a son, Patrick Smith of Holcomb; two brothers, Perry Smith of Idaho, and Jeff Smith of Guymon, Okla.; two sisters, Brenda Hickey and Ann Hill, both of La Grande, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Rusty Smith.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Southern Baptist Church in Garden City. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are suggested to the Garden City Community College Endowment Fund, In care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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