Alma Bessie Smith, 95, Seymour, MO. passed away November 13, 2019, after a long illness. She was born in Winona, MO. on April 20, 1924, to Jack and Geneiva (Cartee) Price. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Nixa, MO. She was a homemaker, who loved her life and lived it to the fullest. Her many interests included; sewing, Christian music and singing, She was best known for making the best fried chicken and corn bread dressing. She had also worked during W.W.II in a sewing factory, making parachutes, while her husband was away at the war. She had many friends, whom she loved spending time with them and her family.
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Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert J. Smith, her parents, two daughters: Alma Jean Thompson and Thelma Catherine Smith, her grandson: Greg Thompson and her great-grandson: Joshua Thompson. She is survived by her two daughters: Betty Pitts and her husband, Joe, and Mary Culver and her husband, Roger, two sons: Elbert Jackson (Sonny) Smith Jr. and his wife, Rosemary and Robert D. Smith and his wife, Yvonna, son-in-law Jerry Thompson, fourteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with visitation from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. before services. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. at Missouri Veterans Cemetery.