Edna M. Smith

September 18, 1920 - July 12, 2012

Edna M. Smith, 91, of California, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Moniteau Care Center in California. She was born September 18, 1920, near Lupus, the daughter of Porter and Emma (Dietzel) Brizendine. She was married on February 28, 1938, to John M. Smith in Boonville, and he preceded her in death January 14, 1992. Edna was a homemaker and member of the California Methodist Church. She had also been a member of Lupus Baptist Church and Jamestown Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school for many years in Lupus and Jamestown churches. Survivors include one son, Donald D. Smith and wife JoAnn of Jefferson City; four grandchildren, Courtney Smith-Tsao and husband Kuojen, Aaron Smith, Allison Smith, and Douglas Smith; daughter-in-law, Faye Smith-Vessell and husband Randy; and two great-grandchildren, Oliver and Penelope Tsao. She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Tommy Gene Smith who passed away October 20, 1987; and four sisters and five brothers. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Roll Funeral Home Chapel in California. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the service time. Burial will be at the Jamestown Methodist Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Jamestown Methodist Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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