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Arzetta Mae Smith

June 25, 1933 — March 3, 2024

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Arzetta Mae Smith, born in Shannon County, Missouri, was a beloved wife, mother, and dedicated professional who left a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of knowing her. She passed away in Lena, Kansas, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness.

In her professional life, Arzetta devoted many years to Sears, working tirelessly at various locations across the Kansas City metro area. Her strong work ethic and dedication to her job earned her the respect and admiration of colleagues and customers alike. Beyond her career, Arzetta's true joy in life came from being a mother. Described as a phenomenal mother, she poured her heart and soul into caring for her family, always putting their needs above her own. Arzetta's interests were as varied as they were vibrant. Alongside her husband, Stewart, she explored the country in their RV, relishing in the adventures they shared together. She found solace and satisfaction in tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, nurturing beauty from the earth with a green thumb that seemed almost magical. In moments of quiet reflection, Arzetta could often be found immersed in a good book, finding escape and enrichment within its pages.

She is preceded in her passing by her parents; Earnest and Anna Hayes, her beloved husband; Stewart Smith, her siblings; Ray Hayes, Harry Hayes and his wife, Donna; and her sister-in-law; Sue Hayes. She is survived by her siblings; Joe Hayes, Annapearl Ritter, and Clyde Hayes, her sons; Gary Rose (Danielle) and Steve Rose (Kimberly), her step-sons; John Smith, Richard Smith, Steve Smith, Stanley Smith, Mark Smith, and Tim Smith, as well as many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held for Arzetta on April 6th, 2024 at 2pm at Crossville Cemetery in Bunker, Missouri.

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