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SMITH, Jim C. - b. November 6, 1943 - d. May 17, 2020
« on: May 19, 2020, 02:37:40 pm »
Jim C. Smith of Eureka, Kansas passed away on May 17, 2020 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 76.  He was born on November 6, 1943 in Winfield, Kansas, the son of Merell "Ralph" and Frances DeEtta (Burress) Smith.

Jim was raised in Howard, Kansas, attending local schools.  He graduated from Howard High School with the Class of 1961.  He began working at AT&T laying fiberoptic cable.  In all, he worked for AT&T for nearly twenty years doing a variety of jobs in a variety of locations. 

On May 1963, Jim was united in marriage to Barbara Jo Light in Wichita, Kansas.  To this union, three daughters were born.  They made their home in various cities until settling in Lathrop, Missouri in 1973.  There he opened BJ Cakes & Things with Barbara.  In 1981, they moved to Eureka, Kansas and operated the bakery on Main Street for six years.  Jim later worked at Eureka Federal and at Fashion, Inc. in Ottawa, Kansas.  Starting in the early 2000s, he was no longer able to work due to his health.

Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Fidelity Lodge #106, the Midian Shrine, and the Midian Antique Auto Club.

Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara of the home; one daughter, Brandi LaNai Toney of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Shaun Anderson, Kurtis Anderson, Katelyn Peacock, Kimberly Peacock, Timothy Luster, Adrienne Hollis, and Karrissa Tanton; two great-grandchildren, Everly Ann Tanton and Nora Rose Hollis; three siblings, Carolyn (Wallace) Ratzliff of Sonora, California, Lewis (Carolyn) Beaumont of Gardner, Kansas, and Teressia (Mike) Wussow of Haysville, Kansas; son-in-law, Ryan Peacock; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Clifford Beaumont; his daughter, Kandi LaKai Peacock; and an infant daughter

Funeral services will be held at 2:-00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, Kansas with Pastor Warren Olson officiating.  Interment will follow at the cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. immediately preceding the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.  Contribution my be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home P.O. Box 595, Eureka, Kansas 67045 which is overseeing arrangements.  Condolences may be left for the family at

(taken from the Koup Family Funeral Home website)
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