She was a Kansas native and only child born in Parsons and preceded in death by her parents, Homer Robert England, Marie Ester Schlatter England, and stepmother Mary Faye Gaston.
She married Paul E. Smith. Together they adopted two infant boys 2 1/2 years apart before their divorce after 25 years.
She was a devoted mother who strived to bring the two boys up as God-fearing men.
She retired from USD 259 after 15 years as a clerk.
She is survived by both adopted men.
Survivors include two sons, Paul Michael (Tina) Smith and Timothy Joseph (Janella) Smith; grandsons, Michael and Chris Scott; a granddaughter, Lea Scott; and Patches, her cat, all of Wichita.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday with family present. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday. Both will be at Old Mission Mortuary, Wichita.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Online condolences can be left at oldmissionmortuary.com.