Lenora Sue Smith
Lenora Sue Smith, age 74 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, December 27, 2019 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born September 19, 1945 to Arthur Wesley and Thresia Elizabeth Feugate Voyles in Butler.
Lenora, one of six children, was a lifelong resident of Butler. On August 5, 1961 she was united in marriage to Clarence Gene Smith and to this union five children were born. In her early years, Lenora worked at Casey’s as a cashier. Lenora was also employed by Cox Hide Company, Levy’s Mercantile and Western Auto. Most recently she was employed at Bates County Memorial Hospital for 25 years in the kitchen and laundry.
Lenora was loving, honest and sometimes stubborn--she may have only been five feet tall, but she was strong. She enjoyed fishing, camping, crocheting, and working word search puzzles.
Lenora is survived by two sons, Jeff Smith of Butler, Missouri and Curtis Smith and companion Tammy of Adrian, Missouri; three daughters, Donna Nicholson of Joplin, Missouri, Sue Vickers and husband Larry Foster of Warsaw, Missouri and Lisa Scrivner and husband Woody of Appleton City, Missouri; one brother, Kendall Voyles and wife Connie of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Leona Baldwin of Dallas, Texas, Eveline Shackelford Lamb and Cleta Fern Brown, both of Warrensburg, Missouri; seven grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clarence Gene Smith; and sister, Thresia Faye Voyles.
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Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Heartland Hospice or American Cancer Society. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.