Rayna LaVone Smith, 66, Carbondale: Oct. 24, 1948 – April 15, 2015

CARBONDALE – Rayna L. Smith, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at her home in Carbondale. Rayna was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Topeka, the daughter of Hilton and LaVone Meade Metzger.

She married Elmer Smith Oct. 15, 1992. Together they owned and operated Elmer Smith Trucking for 20 years.

She was a member of the Lakeside Baptist Church in Silver Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, in 2008 and a grandson, Frederick Ross Studebaker, in 1999. She is survived by two sons, David (Jamie) Studebaker, of Harveyville, and Brad (Tracy) Studebaker, Carbondale; a daughter, Raylene (Larry) Wallace, Holton; a sister, Twyla Gillespie, Topeka, and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, at the Meriden Cemetery. She will lie in state 1-8 p.m. Sunday, with visitation at 3-5 p.m. at the Davidson Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608. Online condolences may be made at davidsonfuneral.com.

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