Martha Ann Smith

Martha Ann Smith, 80, of Lawson, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Lawson Manor.

Martha was born on December 17, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri, to James and Martha (White) Richardson. On March 22, 1962, she married James B. Smith. They were married for 60 years and 11 months.

Martha worked at Gilmour for over 40 years, many of those as a supervisor. Her life’s love was her family, hosting many family barbeques and camping together.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Martha Richardson; brother, Larry Richardson; sister, Penny Turner; brothers-in-law, Raymond Oscar, Lyle, Bob, and Dale Smith; sisters-in-law, Louise Smith and Annebelle Trumbo.

She is survived by her husband, James B. Smith; dog, Buddy; daughter, Terry (Jamie) Johnson; sons, Richard Smith, Danny Smith, of Lawson, and Gary (Connie) Smith, of Holt; grandchildren, Chris (Karla), Misty (Corey), Jim-bo, Olivia, Candi Jo, Curtis (Christy) Smith, Jennifer (Steve) Barnes, April Richardson, and Beth Davis; family friend and caretaker, Sherie Parshall; siblings, Sandy (Gene) Pringle, Cheryl (Halin) Lawson, Bill (Linda) Richardson, Rick (Linda) Richardson, Candy (Bruce) Palmer; brother-in-law, Junior (Nella Jo) Smith; as well as numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Celebration of Life service for Martha will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2023 at the Lawson Community Center.

Arrangements in care of Bross &. Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.

Our Sincere Condolences

I am so sorry to hear about Martha Ann. We were good friends and neighbors growing up. We had a lot of fun together in high school. She was a wonderful woman with a big heart. My prayers and sympathy go out to all the family.
Mary Lou Schwarz