Obituaries

Charles "Charlie" W. Smith 1936 - 2009 Tonganoxie

Services for Charles W. “Charlie” Smith, 73, Tonganoxie, formerly of Ozawkie, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, with Masonic Rites being conducted by Oskaloosa Lodge No. 14 and American Legion honors conducted by American Legion Post No. 225.
Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be at a later date at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Mr. Smith died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
He was born April 2, 1936, in Linn County near Mapleton, the son of Louis W. and Irmal Irene Cowan Smith. He attended schools in Blue Mound. He had lived
in Tonganoxie for eight years, moving from Ozawkie, where he had lived since 1979.
Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army as a chief warrant officer from 1958 until he retired in 1978. He then worked at the Western area distribution center for the U.S. Postal Service in Topeka for 19 yeasr. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 225 in Ozawkie and a charter member o the Meriden VFW Post No. 10815. He was a member of the Oskaloosa Masonic Lodge No. 14 AF and AM, the Arab Shrine in Toepka and the Order of Easter Star Chapter 62 of Oskaloosa. He married Dolores L. Poos on Aug. 1, 1958, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors are his mother, Irmal L. Smith, Blue Mound; one son, Sgt. Maj. Terence Smith, Georgetown, Texas; one daughter, Kandi White, Tonganoxie; one brother, Dan Smith, Fort Scott; one sister, Barbara Michael, Blue Mound; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.