Verna Smith

Verna Mae Smith (Kidd)

Thursday, May 2nd, 1935 - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Verna Mae Smith, 83, formerly of Effingham KS died Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Atchison Senior Village Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Becker Chapel, 402 3rd St, Effingham, KS with Rev. Jeff Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 pm on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at the Becker Chapel in Effingham, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Bible Fellowship Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home at 800 Kansas Ave, Atchison. Condolences online may be left at

Verna Mae Kidd was born on May 2, 1935 in Kimball, NE the daughter of Guy V. and Eva Mae (Mellott) Kidd. She moved to Effingham from Dickinson TX in 1992. Verna worked as a sewing machine operator for the Topeka Tent & Awning. She was a member of the Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Atchison KS, Weight Watchers, and enjoyed crocheting, and traveling.

She was married to Charlie M. Smith on Sept. 18, 1964 in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Smith survives of the home in Effingham. Additional survivors include a sons, Martin L.(Dena) Smith, Meriden, KS and three daughters, Diana M Stone, Topeka, KS and Debra K. (Allen) Cell, Lake Perry, KS, Delores A. Garfrerick, Alpine, AL and a sisters, Claire E. Oberle, Ft. Wayne, IN, fifteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Her parents, two sons, Timothy J. and William A. Smith, a daughter, Patricia M Smith, two brothers, Guy Verne Kidd and Louis Kidd, and two sisters, Alberta L. Mangum and Rena Keatel and two grandchildren preceded her in death.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 29th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, April 29th, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Becker Chapel
    402 3rd Street
    EFFINGHAM, KS 66023
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Becker Chapel
    402 3rd Street
    EFFINGHAM, KS 66023
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Jeff Cochran
  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery
    1st & Howard St
    EFFINGHAM, KS 66023
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Posted at 04:08pm
Dear Smith family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathies. The death of a loved one is such a challenging time for the entire family. I hope that you can find some comfort in God's Word, the Bible. Acts 24:15 says, "I have hope toward God...that there is going to be a resurrection..." Here the Bible is assuring us that in the near future we have the hope of being reunited with our loved ones we have lost in death. May this promise be a comfort to you during this difficult time.


Posted at 06:21pm
May the family of Verna Mae Smith please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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