Patricia Ann Smith, 79, Topeka: Nov. 27, 1943 – Feb. 21, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Patricia Ann Smith, 79, Topeka: Nov. 27, 1943 – Feb. 21, 2023

TOPEKA, Kan. – Patricia Ann Smith, 79, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. Patricia was born Nov. 27, 1943, in Harvey, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Winifred (Austin) Parsons.

She grew up in Blue Island, Ill., and graduated from St. Benedict Grade School, and from St. Francis Academy, Joliet, Ill.

She was a former nun in the order of the Sisters of St. Mary.

Patricia married the late Grant Smith in 1966, in Chicago, Ill. They later divorced.

Patricia worked as a dietary and nurse’s aide in the Topeka area for many years.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents.

Patricia is survived by her son, William Smith, of Florida; daughter, Alice Smith (Andrew Truelson), Carbondale, Kan.; brother, Thomas L. Parsons, of Arizona; six grandchildren, Ashli (Brandon) Morett, Taylor Ostrander, Jacob Ostrander, Gillian Smith, Olivia Truelson and Carson Smith; and one great-granddaughter, Indiana Morett. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Private family services will be held at the Carbondale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Carbondale Library, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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