Smith, Barbara Ann (Sachs)
Birth date: March 31, 1934
Death date: March 24, 2012
Barbara A. (Sachs) Smith, 77, Topeka, passed away March 24, 2012.
Barbara was born on March 31st, 1934 in Topeka, Kansas the daughter of Carl and Ann (Stephens ) Sachs. She graduated from Hayden High School in 1952 and attended Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas.
Barbara was a homemaker and worked as a bookkeeper for St. Matthew Parish in Topeka and St. Patrick’s Parish in Osage City. She was a member of St. Matthew and Christ the King Catholic Churches in Topeka, Kansas. She loved her family immensely, as they did her, bringing her the greatest joy and pride of her life.
She married Dale E. Smith on December 29, 1956 in Topeka. He preceded her in death on September 30th, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by sons, Gregory Smith and Rick Harris of Chicago, Illinois, Douglas (Kathleen) Smith of Topeka, and David (Michelle) Smith of Tenafly, New Jersey, a daughter Anne Wilson of Topeka; grandchildren, Katelyn, Zachary, Rachel, Andrew and Ava; a brother Stephen (Jan) Sachs of Topeka, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Barbara will lie in state at Christ the King Catholic Church from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and the family will greet friends from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the KU Endowment, Department of Anesthesiology, Kansas University Medical Center and sent in care of the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 S.W. 6th St., Topeka, Kansas 66603.
Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the KU Edowment, Dept. of Anesthesiology, KU Med Center, and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603.
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
10:30 am on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Chruch 5973 SW 25th St Topeka KS 66614 (map/driving directions)
Mt. Calvary Cemetery 801 SW Westchester Rd Topeka KS 66606 (map/driving directions)