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Dortha Smith

Sunday, April 3, 2005

EAST PRAIRIE - Dortha Louise Givens Smith, 82, died at 11:04 a.m. April 1, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Born March 10, 1923, at New Madrid, daughter of the late Riley Earl and Enoma Baker Givens, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie.

On Nov. 20, 1937, she married Eugene W. Smith who preceded her in death on June 3, 1996.

Four brothers also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: three sons, Larry E. Smith of Miller City, Ill., Jerry B. Smith of Sikeston and Darrell Smith of East Prairie; one daughter, Verna Hyde of Sikeston; two sisters, Mable Hunsperger of Charleston and Pauline Ditto of East Prairie; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home with Mike Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.