Verna Smith

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Verna M. Smith, 71, of Marble Hill died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Elder Care of Marble Hill.

She was born May 11, 1934, daughter of Owen and Maybel Brown Doss. She and Lloyd S. Smith were married in St. Louis. He preceded her in death.

Smith attended Union Ridge Apostolic Church in Marble Hill and Glenallen Pentecostal Church in Glenallen, Mo.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Smith of Richwoods, Mo., Bobby Smith and Earl Biesenmeyer, both of Marble Hill; a daughter, Brenda Miles of Kentucky; a sister, Tootie Staley of Crystal City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers.

Friends may call at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bonne Terre Cemetery in Bonne Terre, with the Rev. Frederick Aldridge of St. Louis officiating.