Justina P. Smith 89, Died Friday, October 9, 2015 at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wichita, Kansas. She was born October 29, 1925 in Henderson, Nebraska to Jacob C. and Anna (Ott) Peters. On September 5, 1953 she married Dale W. Smith at York, Nebraska and he preceded her in death on June 15, 2012. Justina was a teacher for nearly two decades, and also served the Lord as a minister’s wife serving churches with her husband in Kansas, Nebraska and Ohio. Justina loved her family and looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.
She is survived by her daughters: Colleen A. Smith of Wichita, KS, Debra (Harley) Davis of Tulsa, OK, Candace (Scott) Day of Augusta, KS, Angela Smith of Wichita, KS and Rebecca Smith of Wichita, KS sister in law Jeanette Peters of Hydro, OK, brother in law Martin (Barbara) Smith of Wichita, KS, sister in law Marylyn Haley of Kansas City, KS, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Henry, Leonard, and Abraham, and sisters Kathryn Couch and Maria Nunnenkamp.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 16, 2015 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church in Rural Newton, KS with Pastors Randy Smith and Tom and Lois Harder presiding. Graveside committal service will be 10:00 a.m. prior to memorial at Grace Hill Mennonite Cemetery. The casket will be open at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the church foyer. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab, or Meals on Wheels in care of Petersen Funeral Home 215 North Main Newton, Kansas 67114.