Theresa L. Smith

Died: Sun., Sep. 1, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 04, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Thu., Sep. 05, 2013
Location: Lighthouse Baptist Church

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   Theresa L. Smith, 80, of Quincy died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday (September 1, 2013) in St. Vincent's Home.

   Born September 24, 1932 in Quincy, Theresa was the daughter of William D. and Gladys I. Cozad Owens.  She married Tony Smith Jr. on September 17, 1949 in Canton, MO.  He survives.

   Theresa was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.  She liked doing word searches, visiting with neighbors, taking car rides and going out to eat (especially biscuits and gravy). She loved going to the beauty shop early so she could gossip with the girls and also liked to wait in the car while her husband ran errands so she could people watch. Theresa enjoyed going to the boat and taking cruises with her husband going to places like Alaska and the Panama Canal.  Most of all she was a devoted wife and mother to her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. After sixty-four years of marriage she  certainly was dad's princess.

   She had been employed at Motorola until her marriage.  After her marriage she helped her husband manage their rental properties.

   Survivors include her husband, Tony; one daughter, Carol L. Peters of Quincy; four grandchildren, Christopher Peters (Tara J.) of Rolla, MO, Scott Peters, Chad Peters and Jennifer Foust (Brock) all of Quincy; four great grandchildren, Erin Peters, Landon Peters, Ledger Peters and Rachel Foust.  Also surviving is a sister Norma Jean Fish (Ross) of Bingham, IL.  

   Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, a brother William D. Owens, three sisters, Nellie F. Jordan, Laveta Walker and Dorothy Durst and a son in law David F. Peters.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in the Lighthouse Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Dougherty officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and from 12:30 until the time of services at the church.

   Memorials may be made to the Lighthouse Bapitst Church.

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Jeanie owens Jones
   Posted Mon September 02, 2013
Thinking of you all today. She will be missed very much,. She always made me feel so Special every time I seen her. My love goes out Smitty and Carol. Love you all. Jeanie.

Lyle Lashbrook Sr.
   Posted Tue September 03, 2013
My heartfelt condolences to my Uncle Tony,my cousin Carol and the family for the loss of Aunt Theresa.. She was a remarkable woman and wiil be missed by all that knew her!! RIP Aunt Theresa..

Jim & Carol Toedte
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
We only met Mrs. Smith at St. Vincent Home while visiting friends; however, always looked for her each time we were there. Her warm, friendly nature always outshined her pain. Harold and Ann Hughes will miss spending time with Tony and Theresa Smith --- as will we. Our sincere sympathy to the Smith family.

Dale & Maggie Roland
   Posted Sat September 07, 2013
Tony, Carol and family - We are so very sorry to hear about Theresa. Tony we have missed your visits to the Ozarks always stopping by and bringing us the newspapers. Theresa was always so cheerful and so much fun to visit with. We always looked forward to seeing you both. Please know that Theresa will be missed but always remembered by those that loved her. Keeping all of you close in our hearts at this sad time.

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