Margie E. Smith

Marshall, MO

1922 - 2013

Margie E. Smith, 91, of Marshall, MO, died Monday, October 7, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO.
Born July 17, 1922, in Napton, MO, she was the daughter of the late Homer Sylvester Cooper and Frances Loretta Hinton Cooper.
On July 17, 1940, in Waverly, MO, she married Oliver Martin Smith, Sr., who preceded her in death on December 1, 2000.
She had lived in Marshall since 1988, previously living in Prairie Home, MO and California, MO.
She was a member of Slater United Methodist Church and was active in the Marshall Senior Center.
Survivors include four children, Penny Smith of Slater, MO, Nancy Kirschman of Prairie Home, Tammy Rhodes and husband Deveron of Prairie Home, and Oliver M. (Marty) Smith, Jr. and wife Debbie of Marshall; six grandchildren, Kevin Kirschman and wife Lana, Kyle Kirschman, Emily Smith, Zachary Smith, Laura Rhodes and Devlen Rhodes; one great-granddaughter, Makeila Alexis Kirschman; one brother, Cecil (Buddy) Cooper and wife Bonnie, of Knob Noster, MO; and several nieces and nephews, including a nephew, James Wesley Cooper, who was raised in the Smith home.
In addition to her parents and husband, Margie was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kenneth Dale Kirschman; five brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 11, 2013 at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Burial was in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Marshall Senior Center. Friends may sign the online register book at

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