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Marian Ernestine (Jeffries) Smith

August 7, 1936 ~ May 7, 2019 (age 82)

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Life’s Reflection

Marian Ernestine Smith ,82, passed away on May 7, 2018 at Life Care Center in Grandview, Missouri. She was born on August 7, 1936 in Bells, Tennessee to Joseph and Alice Jeffries.

Marian grew up in Bells, Tennessee. She graduated from Carver Highschool in Brownsville, Tennessee in 1954. After high school she:

Attended college at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee where she received a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education.
Began work as a teacher for Stowe where she worked for 5 years. She also worked at Quindaro Elementary School for 29 years. She retired in 1995 after 34 years.
She attended Bluff Creek Baptist.

Marian married Eltea Smith in 1963 in Kansas City, Kansas. They were happily married for 47 years. Marian was a member of Allen Chapel. She enjoyed fishing, playing the piano and playing bridge.

Marian was preceded in death by her spouse Eltea Smith of Kansas City, Kansas; her parents, Joseph and Alice Jeffries; brothers, James Louis Jeffries; Joseph Jeffries, Jr. and Russel Jeffries.

Marian is survived by her stepson, Glenn Smith (Olivia) of Grandview, Missouri; her sisters, Ann Hightower of Grandview, Missouri; Alice Moore of Brownsville, Tennessee and Albert Jeffries of Brownsville, Tennessee (Lillian); her step grandchildren, Brad Smith; Darren Smith and Kim Carson; her great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Allen Chapel at 3421 N 29 Street Kansas City, Kansas 66104.



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May 14, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church KS
3421 No. 29th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66104

Funeral Service
May 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church KS
3421 No. 29th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66104


Leavenworth National Cemetery
150 Muncie Rd
Leavenworth, KS 66048

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