Violet W. Smith, daughter of the late Wilburn and Julia C. Self Raybron, was born on April 18, 1920, in Morehouse, Missouri and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Malden, Missouri on February 28 2015, at the age of 94 years, 10 months and 10 days.
Violet grew up in the Essex area where she owned her own restaurant. She then moved the St. Charles, Illinois where she worked for Continental Plastics where she retired. She moved back to Bernie, Missouri in 1985. Having out lived all three husbands, Ambrose Brown, Jay Hester, and Chester Smith. Violet was of the Church Of Christ faith.
Violet is survived by three sons, Dennis Brown of Henderson, Nevada, Marty Smith of Bernie, Missouri, Scott Smith of Rochelle, Illinios; one daughter, Lynn Smith of Cortland, Illinios; fourteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; numberous great great grandchildren; and one sister, Pansy Zimmerman of Bernie, Missouri. Many other relatives and friends also survive. Violet was preceded in death by two sons Garry W. Raybron, Randy Hester, one daughter, Phyllis Gilmore and three grandchildren.
Friends may visit Tuesday March 3, 2015, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Stan Dauck of Bernie, Missouri officiating.
Interment with be in the Smith Stevenson Cemetery near Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.