JOAN C. SMITH of Kingman, Kansas | 1931 - 2023 | Obituary


July 20, 1931 - September 18, 2023

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Joan C. Smith, 92, died Sept. 18, 2023 at the Mennonite Friendship Manor, South Hutchinson.

She was born July 20, 1931, near Willowdale the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Arensdorf Miller.  A resident of the Willowdale and Kingman communities most of her life, she was a retired beautician.

Joan was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kingman.

On Aug. 3, 1953, she married Bob Smith at Willowdale; he died Jan. 12, 2001.  Survivors include two daughters and their husbands Lisa and Jay Yoder and Mary Beth and Brad Koehn; brother Paul Miller; sisters Mary Miller and Jeanette Gaider; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son Jack Smith;  brother Joseph “Sonny” Miller; and sister Adeline Green.

Parish rosary will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 at the St. Peter Catholic Church, Willowdale followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until rosary time at the Church.  Burial will be in the St. Peter Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made with the Traditions Hospice or Kingman County Humane Society both in care of Livingston Funeral Home.

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