Anice Smith, daughter of the late Lambertis and Jennie VanEtten Bruggeman, was born in South Holland, Illinois, on December 2, 1927, and passed away at her home in Essex, Missouri on May 1, 2014, at the age of 86 years, 4 months, and 29 days.
She had lived in California and Russellville, Arkansas before moving to Essex two years ago. She was a member of the Calvary Temple in Russellville, Arkansas. She had worked in purchasing administration with the U. S. Navy until her retirement.
She was first married to Ernest Moore and he preceded her in death in 1993. On August 20, 1994, she was married to Thomas Brooks Smith in Coarsegold, California. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2014.
Surviving are four sons, Gerald Moore of Las Vegas, Nevada, Monte Virgil Moore of California, Bart Allen Moore of Washington and Gary Smith of Essex, Missouri; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Bruggeman of California; and one sister, Connie Sutton of Mississippi. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Cody Meyers; two nephews, Gary & Danny Bruggeman; two sisters, Hilda Brant and one in infancy; and one brother, Johnny Bruggeman.
Friends may call on Monday May 5, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Graveside services will be held Monday, May 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter, Missouri officiating.
Interment with be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.