Arlene Dorothy (Summers) Smith

May 3, 1928 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 92)


Arlene Dorothy Smith

Arlene Dorothy Smith, age 92, Grant City Missouri, died November 9, 2020 at Mosaic Medical Center Albany Missouri.

The daughter of James August and Louise Fredrica (Hemmingsen) Summers was born May 3, 1928 at Cedar Rapids, Nebraska.

On March 25, 1946 she was united in marriage to James Marion Smith.  To this union two sons were born, Wayne and Dean.

Arlene was a homemaker. She loved to go rock hunting, metal detecting, playing bingo and gardening.  She always raised a big garden that she liked to share with others.  Arlene loved teaching her granddaughters how to cook and sew.  She also liked to skunk all her grandchildren and great grandchildren playing rummy. If you drove by her house you could catch her weed eating around the yard or picking up sticks to burn in the fireplace.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jim, siblings Maxine Starke, Margie McGowan, Willis Summers, Iona White and Don Summers, two grandsons James Dallas and Phillip Dean Smith.

Survivors include: sons, Thomas Wayne (Norma) Smith, Albany, Orville Dean (Janell) Smith, Grant City; grandchildren,

Tina (Jason) Allen, Tracy (Greg) Miller, Angela (Larry) Janssen, Mike (Mandi) Smith, Valeri (Shannon) Mumford, Jimmy Smith, Kandy (Jason “Dink”) Abplanalp; great grandchildren, Andrew (Alexis) Allen, Kendra (Christian) Lewis, Andrea Allen, Alyssa (Brandon) Barry, Jaron Allen, Dallas (Marcelle) Monticue, Kendall (Dalton) Miller, Aaron Benson, Nathan Munyon, Tristan (Brooklyn) Miller, Jenna Miller,  Kaleigh, Hailey and Madisyn Janssen, Chloe and  Graci Smith, Jasmine, Maverick and  Harper Mumford, Kennleigh, Kadence and  Kohen Smith, Wyatt and Lance Abplanalp; great great grandchildren, Matthew Lewis, Rylan and Taylor Barry, Briella and  Bristol Benson, Beckett Miller

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday November 12, 2020 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City.  Visitation at 10:00 am.  Interment in Grant City Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the Grant City Cemetery.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Arlene Dorothy (Summers) Smith, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Arlene Dorothy (Summers) Smith
© 2021 Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy