Smain Mebarek Tichtich

Smain Mebarek, 62, of Lawrence, KS passed away May 10, 2017 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.  Smain was born in Skikda, Algeria June 4, 1954.  He moved to Kansas from Algeria in the late 1970s to attend the University of Kansas.  Smain is remembered by his two children, Mimi Mebarek Long and Scooter Mebarek, as well as his mother, Ounassa, brothers and sisters, many nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends in Algeria and in the Kansas City area.

Smain had a great love of futbol (soccer), the Jayhawks and the Chiefs.  His favorite pastimes include camping with his friends at Clinton Lake and down at the river, barbequing, playing solitaire and cribbage, and spending time with friends and family.

A celebration for Smain will be held at Clinton Lake Overlook Park, on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 2pm.  864 N. 1402 Rd, Lawrence, KS.  Please let Scooter or Mimi know if you would like to say a few words in Smain’s honor.

Memorials may be made in Smain’s name to Health Care Access in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044 or

Messages & Condolences

From Jackie D....

To the family of Mr. Smain Mebarek please accept my sincere condolence. Although death of a loved one can cause bouts of sadness please allow yourselves to be uplifted by the promise of endless life with perfect health surrounded by the people who cherished the life of Smain. The scripture at 2 Cor. 1:2,3 calls our Father the God of all comfort. May his love surround you at this time. I look forward to the fulfillment of John 5:28, 29 which tells us that a time is coming when those we have lost will hear Jesus’ voice and come back to life! Also, Rev. 21:3, 4 when death will be no more. It is my wish that these scriptures provide you with comfort. For more encouraging words please visit which will also provide ways to cope with grief. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

From Aunt Sissy...

I am so sorry for your loss Mimi, Scooter,& Liza, we loved Smain dearly and will be missed.

From Boudjema Mebarek tich tich...

oh mon grand frere ,tu resteras toujours le grand coeur que toute ta famille aime ,,tu est mon grand frere avec ta gentillesse,ta sagesse,ta générosité tu m’as appris a aimer les autres ,a vivre pour faire du bien et aider les autres ,tu est partis discretement comme tu a vecus ,qu’allah t’acqueille dans son vaste pradis et que ton ame seras en paix.
ton frere

From Brian Hinrichs...

Smain, going to miss you and all the great times we had. Every time I sit around a campfire, your name will be brought up. I will keep doing my best impersonation of you, man. Rest in peace, UD.

From Brandon Darby...

Smain was a great friend who would go to the Wizards games, be a fellow fire pit master on camping trips, and never shied away from a game of cribbage. We were all better for having his smile, laughter, and wisdom in our lives. We’ll remember him fondly.

From Jim Sime...

Smain will be missed dearly. Three things I’ll remember, don’t pair on 4th street, there are no fish in trees and if it is broke – it is a bad design. I miss you ole buddy!

From Anita...

Smain was a good friend, the world lost a kind and caring person.
We miss you!

From Randy norman...

“It’s not yours it’s Smain” that’s how Smain told my kids his name! I will always remember the camping and canoe trips with Smain and Scooter! Rest in
Peace my friend!

From Mark Darby...

Smain was one of my best friends over the last couple of decades. I doubt I will ever go fishing or camping or playing Cribbage without remembering all the fun times we shared.

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