Mary Catherine Smith

Mary Catherine Smith, 86, of Benton, passed away Monday, Nov. 14.  She was born March 2, 1925 in Benton.
Mrs. Smith was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her parents, T.J. and Lena Mae Runyan; her husband, Jack Smith; and her brother, Joe Runyan.
She is survived by three children, Charles V. Smith and wife Chris of Seattle, Wash., Donna Mae Candy Lindsly and husband Donald of Dayton, Ohio, and Bob Smith and wife Debbie of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Kari Meier, Charles Maxwell, William Smith, Marla Freeman, Michael Smith and Eric Smith; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Old Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Ashby Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hendrix College, Saline Memorial Hospice House or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
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