Amy Smith 1922-2018

Amy Smith 1922-2018

Amy Jean Smith, 95, of Muscotah, died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at the Village Villa Nursing Home in Nortonville.

Amy was born on Nov. 26, 1922, the daughter of Charlie and Katie Montgomery, Larkinburg. She attended grade school at the Star School near the family’s farm, graduated from ACCHS, formerly Effingham High School, in 1939, and attended summer school at the University of Kansas.

She received her Normal Teachers Training following high school and taught at the Star School for several years, as well at the Arrington Grade School.

She married Noble Spencer Smith on May 16, 1943. He preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1998.

Amy and Noble raised their family on a farm near Arrington, where she enjoyed gardening, sewing, attending community events and church. She was a member of Larkinburg Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school and played the piano for 26 years and later was active in Muscotah United Church.

Survivors include her son, Dennis (Judy) Smith, Muscotah; her daughter, Eileen Koutelas (Scott Courtney), Bradenton, Fla.; her sister, Erma Moore, Holton; two grandsons, Brian (Shelley) Smith, Muscotah, and Kevin Smith, St. Louis, Mo.; two great-grandsons, Luke and Lance Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; two brothers, Howard and Noel Montgomery; and a sister, Dr. Lola Montgomery.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Mercer Funeral Home, 1101 W. Fourth St., Holton. Burial will follow in Larkinburg Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home immediately prior to the service on Sept. 6.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Avalon Hospice or the Topeka Rescue Mission, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. Condolences to the family may be left online at


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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