Monday, November 13, 2006
Audrey Elaine Smetana

Audrey Elaine Smetana, age 81, a resident of 1605 Clark, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Sunday, November 12, 2006, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. She was born February 20, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Arnold Stieve and Pauline Ruex Stieve. She married Robert Smetana on May 18, 1946, at Cicero, Illinois. Audrey was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and took pride in keeping her home clean and tidy. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Pittsburg.

Survivors include her husband, Robert, of the home in Fort Scott; a son, Robert Smetana and wife, Marlene, Deer Park, Illinois; and a daughter, Paulette Smith, and husband, Jim, Fort Scott, Kansas. Also surviving are two brothers, Arnold Stieve and Russell Stieve, both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a sister, Shirley Randazzo, also of Milwaukee; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Following cremation, the Rev. Paul Sieltz will conduct a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2006, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Pittsburg. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott. Memorials are suggested to the Faith Lutheran Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.