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Wanda Gale Smith 1958 - 2019
Wanda Gale Smith 1958 - 2019

Wanda Gale Smith, age 60, of Great Bend, Kan. passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Hays Medical Center. She was born on March 14, 1958, in Smithville, Mo. to Jessie and Grenelle Wegener. She married Gary Smith on April 17th 1993, in Kansas City Mo. 

She moved to Great Bend from Kansas City, Mo. in 1995, she was a stay at home mother until she started working at Countryside Veterinary Associates in Great Bend. She enjoyed spending time with her family and being amongst her friends. She did not know a stranger. She was known as a huge animal lover by all of those who knew her. She was a great wife, mother and also a friend. 

Survivors include her husband Gary Smith of Great Bend, Kan.; daughter Jessie Gates married to Scott Gates of Great Bend; daughter Jennie Smith, engaged to Ryan Huntington of Bethany Okla.; and son Brett Routon of St. Joseph, Mo.

Funeral arrangements in care of Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601. A celebration of life will be announced and held at a later date. Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email

Funeral arrangements provided by

Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory

2509 Vine 

Hays, KS 67601

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2019