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Mildred Marie Swenson Smith

Female 1914 - 2013  (98 years)

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  • Name Mildred Marie Swenson Smith 
    Nickname Mid 
    Born 30 Jan 1914  Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Jan 2013  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Donated body to University of Kansas Medical Center for research Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6369  Rossville
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2019 

    Father David O Swenson 
    Mother Anna Belin Swenson 
    Family ID F7068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Owen Heaton Smith,   d. 1999 
    Married 17 Apr 1942  Carmel, Monterey County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Lucinda Anne Smith Bennett
     2. Jennifer Smith Burr
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2019 02:56:32 
    Family ID F7069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jan 1914 - Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Smith, Mildred M.
    Obituary- Smith, Mildred M.
    Mrs. Mildred (“Mid”) Marie Smith
    Mrs. Mildred ("Mid") Marie Smith, 98, passed away on
    January 8,2013 at Brewster Place in Topeka. She was born on January 30, 1914 at Clay Center, Kansas, the daughter of David O. and Anna Belin Swenson.

    Mid Smith was married to Owen Heaton Smith (“Smitty”) of
    Marion, KS at Carmel, California, on April 17, 1942; he preceded her in death in 1999.

    Survivors include two daughters, (Lucinda) Anne Bennett and husband Clarke of Belfast, Maine; Jennifer Burr and husband Rollie of Canyon Lake, Texas; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren as well as “Swenson nieces” JoAnn Londerholm, Diane Vaught, and Joyce Harper who were all originally from Rossville, KS as well as other cousins and many friends.

    Mid attended grade school in Brookville, KS. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1931, where she was known as “Millie”. She attended Brown-Mackie Business College in Salina, KS and attended nursing school for a short time. She worked for Bell Telephone Company in Kansas and Virginia, Macy’s in Topeka, and at Midwest Appraisal in Topeka. She was a homemaker most of the time, raised two daughters, was a noted cook being named "Cook of the Week” several times, was an immaculate housekeeper, and loved to play Bridge and other card games. She and Owen traveled frequently both around the country (to all fifty states) and internationally to places such as Europe, Russia, South Africa, and other locations.

    Mid was a member of First United Methodist Church in Topeka, United Methodist Women, the Topeka Roundup Club, and was a valued volunteer for CASA of Shawnee County.

    Mrs. Smith’s remains were donated to K.U. Medical School for educational purposes. Memorial donations may be made to Brewster Place Foundation, 1205 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66611 or GBAM Food Cupboard, c/o United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast, ME 04915. To leave the family a special message online,