Martha Cutter Smith
Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home - Baldwin City
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Baldwin City, KS
Martha Cutter (Kelley) Smith

Martha Cutter (Kelley) Smith, age 108, of Vinland, Kansas, died January 24, 2014, at Brandon Woods Nursing Home. Lawrence, Kansas. She was born September 15, 1905, in the Coal Creek District of Douglas County, Kansas, the daughter of George Kelley and Kate (Soule) Kelley.

Martha grew up in the Coal Creek District of Douglas County and graduated from #39 Coal Creek Grade School. She then graduated from Vinland Rural High School with the class of 1924.

After graduation she worked two years at the Lawrence Public Library. After that she returned to help farm on the family farm for the next seventeen years since her father had no sons. While doing this she helped out at the Coal Creek Library in Vinland as a Librarian. She continued to volunteer for the remainder of her life at the Coal Creek Library as long as she was able. In 2002 she was honored at an Awards Banquet as the oldest female worker in the State of Kansas.

She was a member of the Vinland Extension Homemakers Unit and a former member of the Vinland Presbyterian Church and its women's group until it disbanded. From that time on she was a member of the Vinland Methodist Church of which she was still a member.

On October 16, 1943 Martha was united in marriage to Cecil C. Smith in Baldwin City, Kansas. Cecil preceded her in death on April 16, 1988.

Martha is also preceded in death by her son, Edwin Smith, who passed away Nov 14, 2012.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mrs. Smith will be Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin City, Kansas. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Vinland Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made out to the Vinland United Methodist Church Mission Fund or Coal Creek Library. Condolences may be sent to the family through

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My deepest sympathy. May you feel comfort in knowing that god is the listener of prayers and is ready to hear to the ones that look for him. -Psalms 65:2
January 30, 2014
Did not know Martha very well, although we knew her son Edwin who was an amazing artist. We send our love and support to your family in this difficult time. Sincerely Robert, Mike and Sherry Ford.
Sherry Ford
January 30, 2014
We always enjoyed hearing Martha read her Mission Minutes at VUMC and tell her personal stories about her life in Vinland when she was the librarian at Coal Creek Library. Glad we got to see her at the Vinland Fair last summer.
We'll miss her.
Our sympathy to her family.
Jan, Bob, Walt and Will Nitcher
January 30, 2014
to Martha's family... I am thinking fondly of Martha and of you, and hope to see you this evening. Love,
Margi ( Morgan ) Walbridge
January 30, 2014
Please accept my sincerest condolences. May God and your fond
memories give you and your family comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Ms Porter
January 29, 2014
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