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McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown

20 West Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Dorothy Schroeder Smith

September 13, 1924October 26, 2019
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Dorothy Schroeder Smith, 95, of Kansas City, MO died Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospice House. A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be 4:30 pm Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the McGilley Midtown Chapel. Visitation will be from 3:00 until the celebration at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to a charity of your choice. Dorothy was born September 13, 1924 in Nashville, IL, to Carl and Wilma (Zapp) Schroeder. She attended the University of Illinois and graduated from Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She practiced at the University of Kansas Medical Center until 1951. On July 28, 1951, she married Elbert Estell Smith, Jr. He preceded her in death in 1981. She is survived by their four children: Dr. Elbert E. Smith, III (Marcie), Tamara J. Summerville, M. Susan Bjerre (Mads), and Cindy Harris (Todd); her brother, Tom Schroeder (Julie); six grandchildren: Pamela Valentine, Laura Moore, Jennifer Summerville, Jared Summerville, Matthew Smith, and Elizabeth Crouch; and eight great-grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, a Life member of the Kansas City Young Matrons, former member of Fellows and Friends of Art of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Indian Hills Country Club, and the Kansas City Club.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Dorothy's Life Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories

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William Harsh

November 3, 2019

Dorothy loved to cater to Dr. Smiths classmates and friends. It was always fun and good food. Moms like Dorothy made life better for all that knew her. I will always remember her charm and sharp wit!
William Harsh

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