Charline D. Smith died Dec. 23, 2008.

Charline D. Smith, 76, of Independence, MO passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at her home.

Charline was the daughter of Charles W. Smith and Mary Frances Burrell Smith. Charline was a graduate of William Chrisman High School. Charline worked at the Mercantile Bank and Trust Co. She later attended Central Missouri State College, earning Bachelor and Master Degrees. She was an elementary teacher in Kansas City School District for 28 years. She liked reading, genealogy and each year having a vegetable garden. She was a member of the Community of Christ Summit Grove Congregation.

Charline was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Donna Sue Morrow, brother-in-law, John L. Marrow and beloved nephew, Evan K. Morrow.

She is survived by nephew, Brent Morrow and wife Patti; niece, Melissa Jones and husband Devin; great-niece, Emma Jones; great-nephews, Caden Jones, Kenneth and Cole Morrow.

Visitation will be held Friday, December  26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Summit Grove Community of Christ Church. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 27 at 11 a.m. also at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. Services are under the care of D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Noland Road Chapel, 816-252-8900.