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Ted Dickey Funeral Home

2128 18th Street, Plano, TX

OBITUARY

Connie Jaylene Smith

August 13, 1937January 18, 2020

Connie Jaylene Kimbrough Smith, loving wife mother grandmother, 82, Murphy, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Murphy, TX.

Born August 13, 1937, in Neosho, Missouri, she was the daughter of James (Jay) and Eleanor Kimbrough. She graduated from Neosho High School in 1955. On March 17, 1963 she married Larry Hodgdon Smith in Joplin, MO. December 10, 1963 and October 1, 1966 their loving sons were born. They moved to Plano, TX in 1970 and Murphy, TX in 2000. She continued her education, which she loved, by receiving an Associate’s Degree from Collin College in 1990. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to many different sporting events and spending time with family and friends. She was active in the First United Methodist Church of Plano where she adored spending time with the May Dye Women’s Circle and teaching vacation bible school. She was as many have commented or if you ever met her the “sweetest, nicest, woman I’ve ever met.”

She is survived and loved by her husband of 56 years, Larry Hodgdon Smith: two sons, Bruce Smith and wife, Amy of Allen, TX, and Boyd Smith and husband, Vince of Rancho Mirage, CA: two grandchildren, Luke and Nolan. Her father, mother, and sister, Kay, preceded her in death.

Celebration of life services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Thursday, February 13, 2020 at First United Methodist Church of Plano. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Jessee Osbourne Memorial Cemetery in Joplin, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Plano, 3160 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX. 75074

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memories

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Gloria Houghton

February 17, 2020

Enjoyed many times visiting with Connie and Larry at softball tournaments around Canada and the United States. My fondest memory is of Connie taking my grandson, Christopher, on her daily walks at the ball park. Connie swore that Christopher travelled at least twice as far as she did by running ahead and then coming back to meet her. Christopher, who is now almost 40, also has fond memories of Connie. I know that she will be greatly missed.

Cyndi McCrann Wheless

February 11, 2020

Dear Smith family, Connie was a rockstar! She was a great person, a great Mom and I echo Rhonda in saying I always felt comfortable at the Smith home! She enjoyed that all the kids called Bruce and Boyd by her name! She had a close relationship with her boys that extended to all McCranns. We are better for having known her. May her memory be as a blessing to you all. 🙏 Cyndi McCrann Wheless

Richard Wallace / Ocean View, Norfolk Virginia

February 11, 2020

I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathies during this most difficult time and the days ahead.
My thoughts and prayers are with you All.

Rhonda Kraus Ronspies

February 10, 2020

I remember Connie as such a sweet, loving mother. She made me feel so welcome in the Smith home. It was obvious that her family meant everything to her.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY