Mary Celestia Smith, daughter of the late Richard Alvin Owen and Mary Susan North Owen, was born on Nov. 14, 1905, at Ozark county and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at the age of 98.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker, a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, and a resident of Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Oscar William Smith on Nov. 7, 1925, at Dora. Mr. Smith preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1991.
Survivors include two sons, James E. Smith of Statesville, N.C., and Ishmael Smith of Dexter; two daughter, Patricia Ann Hessling and Loretta Wickenhauser, both of Dexter; also by 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Ella Mae Smith and Betty Ruth Smith; also by four brothers; and three sisters.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Dexter Church of Christ in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at the Dexter Church of Christ with Dale Grissom officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.