Imelda Jane (Baker) Smith

MARIENTHAL - Imelda Jane “Millie” (Baker) Smith, age 86, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at the Park Lane Nursing Home in Scott City, KS.  Imelda was born on Sept. 6, 1934, on the Baker family homestead north of Marienthal, KS, to Anthony Baker and Caecilia (Baier) Baker.  She grew up on the family farm north of Marienthal, KS.

Millie married Gerald Joseph Smith on June 24, 1953, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marienthal, KS.  She was a lifetime resident of Marienthal, KS.  Millie was a homemaker.

Survivors include her three daughters; Sharry (Clem) Nelson of Johnson, KS, Kathy (Dale) Owings of Lawrence, KS, and Ruth (Bill) Hovey of Olathe, KS; three sons, Earl (Deb) Smith of Marienthal, KS, Don (Liz) Smith of Scott City, KS, and Ernie (Christi) Smith of Scott City, KS; one sister, Inella Scheffe; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; 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.

Visitation will be at Price and Son’s Funeral Home in Scott City, KS, on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  A Vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marienthal, KS.  Vigil services will be streamed live on Facebook at Western Kansas Catholic Home page ( starting at 6:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marienthal, KS, with Father Tim Hickey presiding.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Funeral services will be streamed live on Facebook at Price and Sons Funeral Home page ( starting at 9:55 a.m.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 210 N. 2nd, Marienthal, KS 67863. 

Posted online on February 07, 2021