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1921 Marjorie 2020

Marjorie Smith Meador

May 5, 1921 — October 3, 2020

Lenexa, Kansas


Marjorie C. Smith Meador departed this world on October 3, 2020 to begin the final chapter of her life:  eternity in Heaven with her Savior, Jesus Christ and many beloved family members and friends.

Born in Great Bend, Kansas, she was the daughter of Levi and Ola (Gibbs) Smith.  Growing up on the Liberty Township farm with her siblings (yes! The country life) was pure joy.  She was baptized at the Baker Avenue Baptist Church.  After graduating from Great Bend High School in 1939, she was employed by the AAA (Agriculture Adjustment Administration) office.  She and Albert S. Meador were married May 5, 1940.  During their 59-year marriage they lived (at various times) in New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and, finally, back home in Kansas.  She was a long-time member of the Southwest Bible Church and more recently a member of the Overland Park Baptist Temple.

Faith, family and friends were always uppermost in her life.  For many years she taught Sunday School classes.  She enjoyed cooking and serving, welcoming many friends into their home for meals and /or overnight visits.  She was intrigued with her genealogy, learned to use a computer at the age of 71 to do research, and enjoyed traveling to explore cemeteries and libraries to find all the information she could.  With the help of her daughter Patricia, she authored the book Memories and Musings about her Smith family.  She was a member of the DAR (Daughters of the Revolution).

She is survived by daughters Betty (Ted/Bud) Schober, RN, and Patricia (Dennis) Christensen, sisters-in-law Suzanne (Hubert) Smith and Sarah (Lloyd) Smith, daughter-in-law Linda (Mal) Meador, 6 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, brothers Kenneth, Lloyd and Hubert Smith, sisters Virginia Smith, RN, and Eunice (Francis) Frawley, sister-in-law Estifay (Kenneth) Smith, Lillian (Kenneth) Smith, Jacqueline (Lloyd) Smith, brother-in-law Francis Frawley, son-in-law Richard Dunkeld, daughter-in-law Kathleen (Mal) Meador, her beloved son US Navy and United Airlines Captain Mal Meador, and grandson, David Schober.

A celebration of her life will be held at Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, Kansas on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10:30am.  In lieu of flowers, memorial funds have been established in her name for the Overland Park Baptist Temple and City Union Mission.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Private Family Service with Live Streaming

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Johnson County Funeral Chapel

11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210

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