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Vada P. Smith

d. December 30, 2020


Vada P Smith 90, died December 26, 2020 at Via Christi St. Joseph in Wichita, Kansas.  She was born December 14, 1930 in Southeast Kansas near Peru to Frank and Goldie (Wave) Kocher.  On December 30, 1949 she married Edward M. Smith and he preceded her in death on March 18, 2017.

Vada was a loving wife, mother and homemaker and enjoyed caring for her family.  She could often be found keeping busy with art, crafts and sewing project.  She especially enjoyed cooking and looked forward to spending time fishing.  In her last year’s Vada was appreciative of the care and attention of the Via Christi Ridge nursing and activities staff.

She is survived by her daughter Karen (Lonnie) Kliewer and son Dale (Sandy Smith. She is also survived by brother Oliver Allen Kocher, 4 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother David and sisters Lola May and Ella Lu.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday December 30th held at New Life Covenant Church in Wichita with interment in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory Rural Newton.

Memorials in Vada’s name may be made to Via Christi Ridge Activities Fund in care of Petersen Funeral Home Newton, Kansas

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