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Patricia A. "Pat" Smith

Posted 12/7/2017

On Thursday Nov. 30, Patricia A. "Pat" Smith, our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, went home to The Lord and is reunited with family and friends.

Patricia Ann Ward was born on July 22, 1941 to Hiram and Marie Ward, longtime residents of Halstead, Kansas. She follows them home to also be with brother Stephen Ward. Close, loving sister Barbara Ward of Garland, Texas survives.

Mom graduated from Halstead High School in 1959. She later met and married our Dad, Fred Smith of Hesston. They remained close until the end. They were blessed with four children. Doug and wife Shannon Smith of Overland Park, Kansas, twins Lori Schneider of Friendswood, Texas, and Lisa Wilson of Hutchinson, and Don Smith of Friendswood, Texas.

Pat retired from Dillon's Company's accounting services and devoted her extra time to her beloved sorority, Beta Sigma Phi. She earned the prestigious badge known as the Golden Circle, honoring those with 50+ years of dedication to that organization.

Mom loved life and people, always happy to lend an ear and share a laugh. She enjoyed bowling, fishing and could shoot a pretty good bow in archery. She was very fond of antiques and well aware of a "good" deal.

Besides loving her own children, she adored so her grandchildren Bret, Jordan, Alyssa, Taylor, Maci, Hannah, and great granddaughter Kaydence.

A visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

Private graveside services will be held at Halstead Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Beta Sigma Phi or First United Methodist Church in care of Kaufman Funeral Home.