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Emma Jean Green-Smith

February 8, 2021

Emma Jean Green-Smith, 98, died Monday, February 8, 2021, in Wichita, Kansas.

She was born in LaJunta, Colorado on March 9, 1922, the daughter of Eli and Emma (Hall) Noe.

Throughout her childhood and into her adulthood, Emma enjoyed literary readings, singing and her church activities.

On December 1, 1940, Emma married Ervol Lee Green in Andrix, Colorado. Together they had three children, Gene, Jan, and Carol. Emma and Ervol were married for 47 years at the time of Ervol’s passing in October of 1988.

On December 14, 1996, Emma married James W. Smith in Newton, Kansas. He preceded her in death in October of 2008.

Emma enjoyed family gatherings, crocheting, embroidery, quilting, and her beloved computer.

Emma had a feisty and adventurous spirit, enjoying summer vacations camping and fishing in the beautiful Colorado Mountains. When the kids were small, she would play jacks, jump rope, and hopscotch with them. She was always ready for something new, especially if it included travel.

Emma is survived by her son, Gene Green and two daughters, Jan (Dave) Robinson and Carol Green; 10 grandchildren; 21-great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; She is also survived by James’ son, David (Melinda) Smith; and daughters, Bev (Dave) Neufeld, Barbara (Gary) Damron and Karen (Tom) Rorabaugh.

She is preceded in death by her parents Eli and Emma Noe; brothers, James, Simeon, Victor and Floyd; sisters, Laura, Dorothy, Betty and Mary.

Emma will lie in state Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas, 67114.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Homestead Health Center and rehab, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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4 thoughts on “Emma Jean Green-Smith

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a sweet lady and we’re thankful for her love and companionship for Uncle Jim. May she rest in Jesus arms.

  2. Jan, Carol, and Gene,
    My fondest memory of Aunt Emma is comparing our latest quilt/crochet projects and getting pointers from her to finish the project. Aunt Emma’s loving spirit is in all our hearts forever.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. Jan, Carol, and Gene,
    All our thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Emma was a very special lady and will be missed terribly.

  4. Jan, Carol, and Gene,
    Aunt Emma was a very special lady who always was there to help you. She will be missed by all who knew her.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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