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Graveside Service

Emmaus Mennonite Church
Thursday December 27th, 2018

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Gordon Smith

Gordon B. Smith, 64, passed away December 21st 2018 at his home in Florence Kansas with his family by his side. Graveside services held on December 27th 2018 at 11:00am at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Salina, Ks where Gordon will reside.

Gordon was born September 26th, 1954 in Salina Kansas to Troy and Gladys Smith.

In 1972, Gordon joined the United States Marine Corp where he proudly served on the USS Midway off the coast of the Philippines.

One of Gordon’s joys in life was helping others less fortunate and ensuring everyone had a smile. No one who met Gordon forgot his infectious goofiness and huge heart. His greatest passion and blessing was his family and being a mentor to many young individuals. He will forever be cherished and loved.

Gordon is survived by his wife Betty Smith of Florence ; daughter Emelie Schroeder and son in Law Neil Schroeder of McPherson ;  Daughter Kelly Smith of Hutchinson ; step daughter Sara Goodson  and son in law Chad Goodson of Derby ; step daughter Ashley Taylor of Wichita ; and first wife Carol Smith of McPherson ; 1 granddaugher Alex Schroeder and 5 grandsons Conner, Kylar, Connor, Parker, and Jayce. He is also survived by brothers Gregg, Chris, Troy and Mark Smith ; sisters Kim Shea, Cindy Wait, and Monica Stahl. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Romayne Chrisman.


A memorial has been established with the Robert Dole V. A. Medical Center in Wichita in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion, Ks.

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My dear cousins, I extend to you my sincere sympathy at the loss of Gordon. Christmas is a reminder that Christ came to us in order that we might have eternal life with him. Gordon now knows the fullness of that life. May he rest eternally at peace in the hands of God. You are all very much in my thoughts and prayers. God bless each of you.

Br. Michael Dec 24 2018 12:00 AM