Irene Kay Smith, 69, of Bates City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2011, at her home.

Irene Kay Smith, 69, of Bates City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2011, at her home.


Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO.  Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home.


Contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Community Service League.


Irene was born August 7, 1942, in Grandview, Missouri, to Carnie & Hattie (Jones) Swartz.


Irene is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Rodgers (Doug) of Blue Springs, MO; two sons, Ted Hayward, Jr., (Susan) of Rapid City, S.D., and Cary Hayward (Shannon) of Grain Valley, MO; stepdaughters, Cindra Jones of Bates City, MO, Vickie Harvey (Jerry) of Newalla, OK, Billie Jones of Dearlodge, MT; stepson, Steven Jones of Battle Mountain, NV; one brother, James Swartz of Moberly, MO; three sisters, Wanda Reed of Oak Grove, MO, Kathy Bockelman of Cole Camp, MO, Connie Viebrock of Stover, MO; and her best friend and companion, Darrell Jones of the home; nine grandchildren.


Arrangements: Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO  816-690-4441.