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ALAN SMITH

Alan Smith, 66, Overbrook, passed away peacefully Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

Graveside services are planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at  Woodlawn Cemetery.

Growing up he was a resident of Franklin County, and most of his adult years he resided in Osage County.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Betty and Marion Smith; his sister, Christine Jones; and his beloved dog, Blaze.

He is survived by his nieces, Debbie Hayes, Ottawa, and Vicki Engstrom, Pomona; a nephew, Jim Jones, Ottawa; one aunt, Ferol Lindsey, Topeka; eight great-nieces and nephews; and 11 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Alan was a participating member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints in Utah in the 1990s.

He was united in marriage to Jayne Anne Beck in Utah in 1991. They later divorced. Jayne had several children who he loved and enjoyed being with while they were married.

Alan was employed in many various fields, as a mechanic, prepared taxes for Jackson Hewitt in Kansas, an insurance agent and an inspector for Utah Vehicle Safety Inspection Program in Utah and delivered papers for The Ottawa Herald and the Topeka Capital-Journal and several other occupations over the years.

Alan had many talents but his love was to entertain and was a member of the Sante Fe Trail Pickers and performed in many nursing homes and festivals in the Kansas area. The past several years he and Merl Smith, Osage County, gave their time to perform, also in many nursing homes in the Kansas area.

Alan was a great son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all.

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