Ladena May Smith, 70, of Fowler, Kansas went home to be with Jesus on August 22, 2014.
Ladena was born March 21, 1944 to Sherman Samuel Stepp and Laura May Bray. For 52 years she was the loving wife of Steward James Smith. She passed away at her home in Fowler, Kansas after a long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband Steward of Fowler, by her three daughters Tamara married to Mark Ostby of Pennsylvania, Judy married to Keith Klassen of Kansas, and Laura married to Doug Hitchman of California. She is also survived by her sister Sandi of California and seven grandchildren: her grandson Caleb Ostby of Pennsylvania married to Rebekah, her granddaughter Trudi Ostby of North Carolina, her grandson Nathan Ostby of North Carolina, her grandsons Matthew and Steven Klassen, her granddaughter Abigail Klassen, all living in Kansas and grandson Robert Hitchman of California.
Ladena served the LORD with her husband in churches in California and Kansas loving people and blessing people with her generous, giving heart. She was very creative designing fresh and dried flower arrangements and crafts that she sold or spontaneously gave away. Ladena and her smile, quick laugh and wonderful hugs will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Services will be held at the Fowler Christian Church on September 1, 2014 at 10:45 am.
In lieu of flowers, people may make memorial gifts to the Fowler Christian Church: Ladena Smith Memorial in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, Kansas.