Olga Smith

7/30/2013

ELKHART — Olga Eva Smith, 96, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart.

ELKHART — Olga Eva Smith, 96, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart.

She was born April 17, 1917, near Petersburg, Va., to Paul Benjamin Heyman and Anna Bertha Radtke. She graduated from high school in Meadville, Pa.

On Aug. 20, 1936, she married John B. Smith in Tribune. They farmed, eventually forming a farming and cattle operation with their sons, John B. Jr. and Howard C., in the early 1960s.

Her husband died Oct. 8, 1974. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Benjamin Heyman Jr. and Howard Alvin Heyman.

Mrs. Smith had resided in Elkhart since 1958 and had lived at the Morton County Care Center in Elkhart for the past four years.

Survivors include two sons, John B. Smith Jr. and Howard C. Smith; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Elkhart. Burial will follow at Elkhart Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Memorials are suggested to Morton County Care Center or the donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home, Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.

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