Helen Bernice Smith

Graveside services for Helen B. Smith, 100, Lawrence, will be 3 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She died Saturday, September 31, 2017, in Lawrence, surrounded by family.

Helen was born July 10, 1917, in Lawrence, the daughter of George L. and Gertrude Transue Miller. She attended Lawrence schools and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1935.

She married Howard L. Smith on June 15, 1941. He preceded her in death November 29, 2003.

Helen worked for the University of Kansas in the Watson Library as a Bookbinder and retired in June 1982.

Survivors include a daughter Carol Smith of Gainesville Florida, four sisters Frances Wales, Lawrence, Margaret Roark, Bridger,  Montana, Arlene Poe, Fort Mohave, Arizona, Dorothy Cox , Sacramento, California; a sister in law Margie Wiseman, Lawrence;  many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert Miller and Richard Miller, sisters Beatrice Miller, Mildred Haas, Josephine Downing and Edith Wilcox.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Douglas County, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Terry Jo Rosier and Dorothy Cox...

Sorrowful time for all of us that will miss her. Celebrating her reunion with Uncle Howard, Grandpa and Grandma, and all the sisters and brothers that preceded her.

From Joyce Elliott...

She was a wonderful person to work with. A hard worker and a devoted person . R. I. P. Helen .

From Debbie Redford Spaethe...

Always in our hearts Aunt Helen
We love you.

From Barbara Jean Cheeseman...

Rest in Peace Aunt Helen. You will be missed but not forgotten

From Cindy (Jellison) Scholander...

My heartfelt condolences to the family. I remember many, many football games we attended together…my mom, dad, Carol and her parents…many good memories!

From Marsha Abbott...

Aunt Helen you gave so much to people. I enjoyed taking about our family history and getting some funny stories. I will sure miss you but I know you are now in a much better place. Enjoy your time with God and your husband, your mom and dad all your sister’s and brothers as well as all your loved one. We will meet again,

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