81, entered into Heaven, surrounded by her family, on March 23, 2023. Beloved wife of 53 1/2 years of Alan Smith; dear mother of Steve (Judy) Smith, Jenn (Brian) Raymond; dear grandmother of Madison and Jaxson; dear sister of Elizabeth Ward, John (Beth) Wolf, Katharine (Gary Groenemann) Meadows, Michael (Annette) Wolf; our dear aunt, sister-in-law, great-aunt, cousin and loyal friend.
Born in Zanegg, Hungary and then moved to Germany before immigrating to St. Louis at the age of 8. Early on, she attended business school and became an accomplished secretary. She worked for Mack Trucks before taking on her favorite role in life of raising her children. She spent many years taking care of many nieces and nephews and great nephews before eventually going back into the workforce. She then spent 20 years working at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, which she loved dearly. A devoted, loving grandma, she had the opportunity, after retirement, to spend more time with her 2 grandchildren who absolutely adored her.
Some of her favorite memories were her many vacations with her sister Liz, her partner in crime. She was very strong in her Catholic faith and a devoted parishioner at St. John’s Catholic Church, Imperial MO, for 45 years.
Services: Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123; Visitation March 27th, from 4-8pm. Funeral March 28th, at 9:00am at St. John’s Catholic Church in Imperial, Burial to follow at Jefferson Barracks.