Helen Marie Smith, 87, Moran, died Monday Sept. 3, 2012, at Allen County Hospital. She was born July 8, 1925, in Bourbon County, the daughter of William Elmer and Zaida Marie (Worden) Ross. She married James Willis Smith May 29, 1948, in Syracuse. He survives of the home.
In addition to her husband Jim, Helen is survived by her children, P.J. Smith of Kansas City, Kan., Jimmy Ross Smith of Iola and Alan L. Smith of Wichita; three brothers, Lawrence Ray Ross, Paul Dean Ross and Maurice Gale Ross; two sisters, Marjorie Joan Logsdon and Verl Annette Ross; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lois Irene Kershner, and Doris Elma Ross; and three brothers, William George Ross, James Albert Ross and Russell Lee Ross.
Pastor Leslie Jackson and Lloyd Houk will conduct funeral services for Helen at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Iola. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery near Mildred, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or charity of choice and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
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