Obituary of Nola Smith

Nola J. Smith, age 67, a resident of Redfield, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

She was born September 25, 1954, in Ft Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Calvin L. Pitts and Grace Wiggans Pitts.  Nola married Richard Alan Smith on March 27, 1971, at the United Methodist Church in Uniontown, Kansas.

In earlier years, Nola worked for the Western Insurance Company and then for Key Work Clothes.  She later accepted a secretarial position for the Fort Scott Community College and then worked in claims and data entry for Great West/Cigna.  Nola’s last job was working as a carhop for Sonic which she considered quite an accomplishment for someone of her age.

Nola was happiest when she was surrounded by her family.  They have many memories of her preparing meals, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  She also enjoyed taking the occasional trip to the casino or spending a little time antiquing or going to an auction.  Quiet times at home were spent doing jigsaw puzzles.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.


Survivors include her son, Christopher Smith (Darla) of Wamego, Kansas and Kimberly Smith (Allen Beerbower) of Redfield, Kansas and two grandchildren, Glenn Arron Smith and Hailey Beerbower.  Also surviving are two brothers, Carl Hall of Pittsburg, Kansas and Ed Pitts (Luanne) of Redfield.

Nola was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on October 6, 2018 and also by her parents.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, April 6th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Uniontown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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