Lois Marie Smythe, 72, Independence, Mo., formerly of Winston-Salem, N.C. passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Lois Marie Smythe, 72, Independence, Mo., formerly of Winston-Salem, N.C. passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Lois was born July 18, 1940, in East St. Louis, Ill., the daughter of Richard and Lillian (Schaffer) Meyer. She was a school teacher for the Catholic Schools when she was younger. Before moving to Independence in 2009 to be close to her family, Lois volunteered with numerous groups in Winston-Salem including the Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen and prison ministries. Lois was an active member of her church in Winston-Salem and The Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branch in Blue Springs. She was a gracious host to everyone who knew her and they even called her “mom.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Smythe in 2007; sister, Ardeth Launius, and her parents. Survivors include her sons, Dennis Smythe and wife Yunhi of Anchorage, Alaska, Larry Smythe of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Ryan, Angela, Camile and Lindsay Smythe, Rusty Lewter and Kevin Nash; sister, Cheryl Parrish and her husband Greg; nieces and nephews, Jamie, Jordan and Jenna Parrish, Laurie Hawley, Mel, Jeff and John Launius and additional family.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Parkview Community of Christ; 801 SW 19th St., Blue Springs, MO 64015. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Camp Opportunity; PO Box 13, Independence, MO 64051. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel; 816-373-3600.
 

 

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