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Tammy Sue Smith

April 5, 1968 — June 5, 2022


Tammy’s life began on April 5, 1968, in Abilene, Kansas. She was the daughter of Larry Lauxman and Wanda (Jennings) Turner. Tammy was a 1986 graduate of Hope High School. She was employed by Legacy of Herington in the laundry department for many years. She enjoyed painting ceramics and her favorite quote she put on her social media page was “Love The Way You Want To Be Loved.” Tammy’s loving family includes her mother Wanda Turner of Hope, siblings Tonya Johnson of Hope, Aaron (Tina) Lauxman of Hope, Larry Lauxman, Jr. of Hope and Toni (Marc) Riffel of Woodbine, step brothers Ron (Teri) Turner of Scott City, Kansas, and Glen Turner of Scott City, Kansas; nieces and nephews Colby (Dea) Riffel, Kylie Riffel, Cody (Shyanne) Riffel, Alissa (Tyler) Emery, and Brian Lauxman; and six great nieces and nephews. Tammy passed away on Sunday June 5, 2022, at Salina Regional Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her father Larry Lauxman, Sr., and stepfather Clayton Turner. Her family will gather with friends on Saturday June 11, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Hope Cemetery for her graveside memorial service led by Pastor Gary Schrader. Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Herington is serving the family. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the Tammy Walker Cancer Center in care of the funeral home. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Tammy at

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