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Violet “Vi” Smith-Snyder 1923 - 2012

POSTED February 29, 2012 3:55 p.m.

LARNED — Violet "Vi" Smith-Snyder, 88, died Feb. 26 at her home in Larned. Born Dec. 17, 1923 in Larned, the daughter of James W. and Ketha Blanche Hanon Kitterman. A lifetime Larned resident she was a beautician for 25 years, a nurses aide for 10 years and a receptionist for 10 years. On Sept. 22, 1940 she married Bernard D. Smith at Larned. He died on Aug. 24, 1968. On June 4, 1973 she married Guy Snyder at Larned. He died on August 31, 2005.

Mrs. Smith-Snyder was a member of the First Christian Church, the Food Pantry at the First Christian Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all of Larned.

Survivors include four sons, Bernard L. "Lanny" Smith of Kirbyville, Mo., David L. Smith, Gregory F. Smith and Timothy C. Smith, all of San Diego, Calif., 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ivan Kitterman, James Kitterman and an infant; and two sisters, Zona Dell Keast and an infant.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned with the Pastor Dan Lundgren presiding. Burial will be at the Larned Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at the mortuary. Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.


Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary

P.O. Box 477

Larned, Ks. 67550

Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Jan. 28, 2012



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