Nadine Smith

GALESBURG — Nadine Smith, 87, of Galesburg died at 5:23 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute.

She was born July 20, 1931, near Buffalo in Wilson County to James R. and Esther (Wilson) Stierwalt. She grew up near and in Chanute and attended Chanute High School.

On Aug. 15, 1948, she and James D. Smith were married at First Methodist Church in Chanute. They made their home in Galesburg after their marriage. He preceded her in death on April 7, 2014.

Nadine was Neosho County register of deeds for eight years and had worked in that office for 20 years, retiring on Jan. 13, 1997.  

She was a member of Galesburg United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Surviving are two sons, Lonnie Smith (Laura) of Parsons and Kendall Smith (Debbie) of rural Galesburg; a daughter, Barbara Hanson (Raymond) of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three-great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Larry Stierwalt of the Seattle area.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, James Raphael Stierwalt Jr., and a sister, Patricia Rise.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Galesburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Demas officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Galesburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons.

Memorials are suggested to Galesburg United Methodist Church U.M.W. and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.

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