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DeMaries SMITH

Steely Chapel Cemetery
Texas County,

Jan 5, 1909
Jul 3, 1967

Dec 26, 1909 Newton, Harvey, KS
Jun 2, 2006 Texas Co., MO
Married: 1. Bill Boatright, 2. Ray C. Smith

DeMaries Ketchum Boatright Smith, 96, daughter of Herbert and Ella Malcolm Ketchum, was born Dec. 26, 1909, at Newton, Kan. She died June 2, 2006, at Texas County Memorial Hospital.
After completing school, she was a telegraph operator at the Santa Fe Railroad headquarters in Topeka, Kan.
She met and married a fellow telegrapher, William "Bill" E. Boatright July 11, 1933.
Mr. Boatright entered the service as a lieutenant, later making captain. Mrs. Boatright resigned her job with the Santa Fe Railroad to follow her husband to his posts in the United States. At the end of the war, he was sent to France for two years, and she followed him there.
At his military retirement in 1957 as a lieutenant colonel, they purchased the family farm at Elk Creek as their retirement home.
Mr. Boatright died July 3, 1967, and she remained on the farm.
She married Ray C. Smith, whom she had known in Topeka, Kan., for many years, June 23, 1977, in Reno, Nev. He died in 1996.
Mrs. Smith played both the piano and organ and studied music composition at Purdue University after returning from France.
Surviving is a sister, Ruth Herman of Medford, Ore.
Services were June 10 at Steeley Chapel at Elk Creek. Burial was in the Steeley Chapel Cemetery.

Contributed on 10/6/14 by mjrwag
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Submitted: 10/6/14 • Approved: 5/3/15 • Last Updated: 4/18/18 • R757430-G757429-S3

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