E. Elaine Smith

E. Elaine Smith, 76, of Wichita, Kan., died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009.

She was born on March 7, 1933, in Jonesboro, the daughter of the Rev. Marion and Hazel Hileman.

She married Herbert L. Smith on Jan. 26, 1952, in Freeburg.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Herbert L. Smith; sons Lee, Steve and Tom; daughters Lola Townsen and Patricia Newberry; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Evelyn Spencer and Deborah Schronschack; and a grandson, Joshua Newberry.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Smith Mortuary in Haysville, Kan.

Memorials can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita, Kan. 67202 or to Olive Branch Church, PO Box 45, Haysville, Kan. 67110.

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