Helma S. Smith 96, died Thursday June 20, 2019 at Asbury Park in Newton, Kansas. She was born November 25, 1922 in Meno, Oklahoma to Andrew B. and Martha M. (Buller) Jantz. On October 14, 1937 she married Bert Smith in Syracuse, Kansas and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2003.
Helma was a long time active member of the First Missionary Church in Newton where she served in many ways through the years. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies, enjoyed cooking for her family, sewing and embroidery. One of Helma’s greatest joys was her family and she looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.
She is survived by her sons and their spouses: Harold and Cathy Smith, Delbert and Shirley Smith and Dennis and Linda Smith. She is also survived by her sister, Lyla Killfoil. Helma has several loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son Bertice Smith, and sister, Wilma Schroeder.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday June 24, 2019 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton, Kansas with Pastor’s Ray Adams, Anthony Adams and Dan Quinlin presiding. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Missionary Cemetery Rural Newton, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.