Vicky passed away in 1977 from cancer.
Victoria L. Smith
Victoria Lynn Smith, 20, of 905 Green, died Late Monday night at K.U. Medical Center.
Miss Smith’s death at the center came following a two-year illness. A native of St. Joseph, she was a 1975 graduate of Lafayette High School.
Survivors include her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Gordon, St. Joseph; her father, Everett Smith, St. Joseph; two sisters, Deborah K. and Cynthia Smith of the home; one brother, Jerry Allen Smith of the home; one step-sister, Tina Gordon; a grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Davis, St. Joseph, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Bertram, St. Joseph.
Service arrangements are pending at the Stamey funeral home.
Services for Miss Victoria Lynn Smith, 20, of 905 Green, will be Thursday at 1:30 at the Stamey chapel. The Rev. S. E. Moore will officiate and burial will be in the Ashland cemetery.
A native of St. Joseph and a graduate of Lafayette High School. Miss Smith had been ill the past two year. She died Monday night at the University of Kansas City Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Diana J. Keeney (Jones)May 23, 1977
What a marvelous friend she was. Always worried about being a burden during her illness, she was a trooper & hung in there to the end...LUV YA VIC
Student Council, Variety Show, Fall Court "74"
Janet Lawson (Ries)Vickie was the epitome of friendship. She never said a derogatory word about anyone ... always had a smile and blushed at the thought of someone looking her way.
I remember her to be outside herself ... always hoping everyone else was having a good time. Vickie's parties were always a blast.
Her passing was tough on us all. And she always worried if we'd be okay when she was gone ...
Joseph A. BarberMay 23,1977. 2 months and 2 days after her 20th birthday. please correct the year unknown on the page
Marta E. Black (Curry)Janet Lawson said it so well, but I have to add my two cents: Vickie was the very FIRST person at LHS to make me feel welcome. After our family was transferred back to St Joe, (my dad w/TWA-KCI) from Cocoa Beach, Fla, I felt I had landed in Hee-Haw... when I first walked down the halls, everyone wore overalls! CPO shirts, Jeans... from where I was from, we wore Catholic School uniforms by day, jeans, hang-ten shirts, summer duds all the rest of the time.
But then I met Vickie: when other groups of students had their cliques, Vickie invited me to join her outside of class. That is how I made friends - thru her wide circle of friends. She defended me when some MEAN girls made fun of me/my dress, etc! Never a sweeter person on earth, the blushing so true. She was so self-conscious, and kind, so generous, a hard-worker at DQ, she and her sister would fight, but they were so tight. I'll never forget sitting with the Gordons, Dixie after the funeral - which was so incredibly difficult.
Vickie will never be forgotten- her legacy is in all of our hearts, as we ALL can recount many kindnesses that Vickie initiated.
Danny EzzellVickie was such a generous and caring person,the only one who you could tell any and everything to and it would not go any further.I knew her back when she was a 8Th grader.I have never known any one like her,the sweetness unselfishness and willing to help anyone.It was a loss for us all not to have her still with us.Vickie could teach us all something about caring about others.We Were Blessed.Your missed so much Vickie.
Donette Silcott (Smock)
Vicky you are so missed I found this picture of you and Joe and thought you would like it
I met Vicky in highschool, she lived a few blocks from me. Vicky was a very caring person, who always was looking out for someone. Vicky was a true friend and will be missed by us all. We love you Vicky!!!!!!!!!!!!