Pearl L. Smith

A Celebration of Life service for Pearl L. Smith, 90, Eudora, will be at 7 pm Saturday at Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Bob Giffin officiating. Pearl died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Medicalodges Eudora.

She was born Sept. 5, 1924, in Evansville, Ind., the daughter of William and Irene Cox Kensell.  She attended schools in Evansville.  She was a cosmetics consultant at Yonker’s in Mason City, Iowa, and later managed several apartment houses in California.  Pearl enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, and going to the casinos.  She attended Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruby Dalrymple and husband Ramon, Eudora; two sons, Gilbert Phillips and wife Melissa, Oakland City, Ind., and David Phillips and wife Patty, High Chaparral, N.M.; a brother, Raymond Kensell and wife Faith, Brookville, Fla.; seven grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two children, Mary Ann Phillips and Raymond Louis Phillips, and a grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 pm until service time Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene, 1470 N. 1000 Rd., Lawrence, KS, 66046.

Messages & Condolences

From Trent and Wendi Georgie...

God works miracles and Pearl was evidence of that. She was a sweet, sassy lady with eyes full of smiles and mischief. She was a joy and she will be missed. I can imagine her in Heaven with her Jesus, a beautiful sight!

From Toni Van Veldhuizen...

Pearl was so sweet, loving, independent and yes, stubborn at times but it was all part of who pearl was and I loved her for it. She always brightened my day with a big smile and a wave when she saw me. She wouldn’t let a day go by without sharing a hug, a kiss, and “I love you” with me. It was a privilege to have been a part of her care team.

From Shirley Leach...

Pearl’s smile always lit up the room. She was funny, sarcastic and loving. I will always have a special place in my heart for her. Condolences to Ruby, Lisa and the rest of the family. She was one special lady.

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