Albert Smith, 95, Overbrook: July 17, 1923 – April 8, 2019

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Albert Smith, 95, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. He was born on July 17, 1923, on the family farm north of Osage City, Kan., the son of Virgil and Florence Anderson Smith Sr.

Albert had lived near Richland, Kan., before moving to a farm north of Overbrook, Kan. Albert served in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer 2nd Class from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He had farmed for 68 years. He served on the ASCS committee for 16 years, the Elk Township Board, the Farmers Coop Board, and he helped initiate and organize the Overbrook Volunteer Fire Department. Albert was a member of the Overbrook United Methodist Church, the Richland American Legion, and the Overbrook American Legion.

On Dec. 17, 1949, Albert was married to Letha Ecord, in Richland. To this union three sons and a daughter were born.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Florence; six brothers, Ralph, Wilmer, Lloyd, Arlie, Virgil Jr. and Charlie Smith; and four sisters, Elsie Anderson, Frances de Lain, Jessie Hoy and Letha Smith.

Albert is survived by his wife, Letha, of 69 years; his four children, Bruce (Debbie) Smith, of Moore, Okla., Karen (Leroy) Stromgren, Osage City, Neil (Joni) Smith, Overbrook, and Russell (Stephanie) Smith, Overbrook; a brother, Hayden Smith, Berryton, Kan.; a sister, Alice Schneider, Plano, Texas; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at the Overbrook United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at the church in the fellowship hall. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Overbrook United Methodist Church, the Busy Bee Club, or Overbrook American Legion Post No. 239, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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