Iona Lorraine Smiley, 91, Osage City: Oct. 3, 2017 – Aug. 8, 1926

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Iona Lorraine Smiley, 91, of Osage City, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. Iona Lorraine Evarts was born on Aug. 8, 1926, in Dodge City, Kan., the daughter of Ross Ray and Lillie Arline (Bryan) Evarts. She graduated from McPherson High School.

Lorraine was joined in married to James Clifford Smiley, on Jan. 25, 1947, in Topeka, Kan.

She had worked for Kansas Neurological Institute for 27 years. Lorraine was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church, Osage City, TOPS, Jersey Creek Ladies Club, and was very active in the church and community.

Lorraine will be forever remembered by her daughter, Connie (Randall) Bruno, of Scranton, Kan.; a son, Dannie (Lee Ann) Smiley, Burlingame, Kan.; a brother, Rollo (Dorothy) Evarts, Scranton; and five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clifford Smiley; a son, Paul Mitchel Smiley; a daughter, Rose Marie Frankenfeld; and three brothers, Ralph, Ellis and Norman Evarts.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Countryside Baptist Church, Osage City. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, Osage City.

Memorial contributions may be made to Countryside Baptist Church, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences may be left at vanarsdalefs.com.


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