Ida Mae Smith 1945-2015


Ida Mae Merz Smith, 69, Holton, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Holton Community Hospital.

She was born June 10, 1945, in Horton, the daughter of Floyd Hoffman and Helen Juanita Henry Merz. She graduated from Horton High School in 1963 and had lived in Holton since 1971.

Mrs. Smith was a certified nurse aide for Jackson County Home Health.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Horton.

She married Thomas Paul Smith on Oct. 13, 1964, in Atchison. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Paul H. Smith and wife Chantel, Topeka; a sister, Glenda Rogers and husband Larry, Horton; and three grandchildren, Jaiden, Kahler and Ravaya. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Evelyn Gore; and four brothers, Floyd Junior, Charles, Alvin and Wayne Merz.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mercer Fu­neral Home in Holton. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. Wednes­day until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Smith Grandchildren’s Educational Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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Holton, KS 66436
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