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In Memory of

Vernon Kell Smith

December 8, 1925 - September 10, 2017

Obituary


Vernon Kell Smith 91, retired Financial Analyst for Farm Credit System, passed away September 10, 2017. Vernon was a school teacher before serving in the United States Army during WWII and was on the board of Farm Credit Services of Central Kansas ACA after. He was a member of Olivet Baptist church for 58 years and very involved in the church's growth. Vernon served as the Chairman of the building committee during sanctuary construction, chairman of the Finance Committee at Olivet, and was a Bible study leader. He enjoyed watching and playing basketball and baseball...

Vernon Kell Smith 91, retired Financial Analyst for Farm Credit System, passed away September 10, 2017. Vernon was a school teacher before serving in the United States Army during WWII and was on the board of Farm Credit Services of Central Kansas ACA after. He was a member of Olivet Baptist church for 58 years and very involved in the church's growth. Vernon served as the Chairman of the building committee during sanctuary construction, chairman of the Finance Committee at Olivet, and was a Bible study leader. He enjoyed watching and playing basketball and baseball and fishing. Vernon was preceded by parents, Thomas and Helen Hatcher; sister, Eva Robert; brothers, Gail and Herschel Smith. He is survived by wife of 71 years, Rosa Lee Smith; sons, Daniel and Allen (Karen)Smith; brother, Beryl (Cherie) Smith; 11 grandchildren, Andrew, Timothy, Karalee, Kristina, Kayln, Kelly, Korielle, Kimberly, Kathleen, Kassandra, and Kandice; great grandchildren, Sebastian, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Elliana, Tytus, and Landon. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Resthaven Mortuary and funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Olivet Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Olivet Baptist Church, 3440 W 13th St N, Wichita, KS 67203.