Matilda “Tilly” Helen Smith, 86, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at her residence in Garden City.
She was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Marienthal to Fred Casper and Clara Anna Fox Baker.
She has been a Garden City resident for 45 years, moving here in 1973 from Marienthal.
On Oct. 25, 1950, she married Altie Francis Smith. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1990.
Survivors include five sons, Carl Smith of Ozark, Mo., Dale Smith of Oakley, Eddie Smith of Holcomb, Danny Smith of Deerfield, and Vernon Smith of Garden City; two daughters, Janice Russell of Muskogee, Okla., and Anita Routh of Garden City; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Doris; a son, Gary; three sisters; and two great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will be held immediately following Mass in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Marienthal.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home of Garden City.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church of Garden City or to the American Cancer Society, in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City.