KELSO -- Doris Marie Welter Smith, 86, died April 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Her final years were spent at the Auburn Creek Residential Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
She was born July 15, 1920, in Kelso, to Edward and Ella Pfefferkorn Welter. She married Jack Smith Jr. of Fornfelt on Aug. 27, 1942. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1981.
Doris was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality. She was a retired postmaster and member of NARF, past secretary of the Scott County Historical Society and co-author of the book, "History of the Kelso Area."
Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Bill Glaus of New Madrid, Luann and Jim Pfau of Cape Girardeau and Geri and Mark Beussink of Jackson; eight grandchildren, Yvette Klein, Michael Smith Schott, Heidi Glaus, Jodi Pingel, Erin and Matthew Pfau, and Cory and Brooke Beussink; four great-
grandchildren; and sisters, Lavern Rosenquist and Lolly Robert and husband, Paul.
Two sons, Jack E. Smith and Richard Smith; and a granddaughter, Casey Marie Beussink, also preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso with parish prayers at 7 p.m.
A Mass of resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Oliver Clavin officiating.
Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
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