APRIL 4, 1931 - MARCH 6, 2002

LaVern Renfro Smith, 70, Green Valley, AZ, formerly of Osawatomie, died March 6, 2002.

He was born April 4, 1931 in Denison, KS, the son of Wayne and Alta Smith. He grew up in Denison, LaCygne and Osawatomie and was a 1949 graduate of Osawatomie High School.

Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Air Force from 1949 until 1952.

On Feb. 14, 1953, he married his best friend, Patricia Jean Cavinee, also of the Osawatomie area.

Mr. Smith worked as an architectural consultant in the building trade industry until his retirement.

Those preceding him in death included two sisters, Fern and Helen and a brother, Elton.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Smith of the home; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law and numerous nephews and nieces.

At the deceased's request, h e was cremated and no services were held.

Memorials were to the Salvation Army.

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