Wanda Adelina Smith, 89, of Henley, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022, at Capital Region Medical Center surrounded by her family.
She was born May 4, 1933, in Babbtown, Missouri, the daughter of William and Minna (Mueller) Mueller.
She was a 1951 graduate of Meta High School.
She was united in marriage on September 17, 1955, in Babbtown, Missouri to Billy Smith who preceded her in death on June 28, 2014.
Wanda was a loving homemaker and worked with her husband on the farm. She could be found bailing hay, gardening, weeding the strawberries, working cows, preparing for fish fries, making snacks and cookies for her grandchildren, and anything else that her family needed. Her faith was a strong pillar in her life. She enjoyed reading the bible, singing hymns, and attending service at Peace Lutheran Church where she was a member.
Survivors include five children, William (Brenda) Smith, Rhonda Ahart, Mary (Jerry) Kempker, Bernie (Ruth) Smith, all of Henley; Bertha (Chris) Kempker, Eugene; 21 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; one sister, Elda Bruning, Kirkland, IL; and two sisters-in-law, Arlene Mueller and Betty Hoecker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy; son-in-law, Ronald Ahart; four sisters, Sabina Schulte, Norma Evans, Velma Rogers, Laura Golden; and four brothers, Emil Mueller, Walter Mueller, Adolph Mueller, and William Mueller.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Peace Lutheran Church with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Micah Ernst officiating.
Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church or to Compassus Hospice.
Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City. trimblefunerals.com