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Mary Ellen Smith 1937-2012
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Mary Ellen Smith 1937-2012

BURDETT — Mary Ellen Smith, 75, died Nov. 18 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.
Born June 17, 1937 at Kingman, she was the daughter of Howard and Vergie Fern Dovel Cox.  She was a longtime resident of Burdett, she a retired bookkeeper, clerk, owner of Movin’ on Inn Restaurant and manager and dispatcher for Dean Smith Trucking.
She belonged to the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, Shirley Club, and Burdett Seniors all of Burdett.
On Oct. 9, 1961, she married Dexter Dean Smith at Hutchinson.  He died April 30, 2009.
Survivors include one son, Michael Smith, Burdett; two daughters, Bobbi Kollhoff and husband Richard, Pretty Prairie and Traci Hoopingarner and husband Lindsay, Linwood; one brother, Alan B. Cox, Newton and one sister, Jonni Sue Millington, Shell Knob, Missouri; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Dean Smith, her parents and one brother, Gary Cox.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at United Methodist Church, Burdett, with Pastor Brad McCoy presiding.  Burial will be in Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Morell Funeral Home,
P.O. Box 124, Larned, 67550-0124
Great Bend (Kan,) Tribune, Nov. 20, 2012