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Elaine Smith 1925 -2021

Written by on August 23, 2021

Graveside services for Elaine Smith, 96, of Memphis, Missouri will be held Thursday afternoon, 8/26, at the Memphis Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Pastor Mary Lou Toft.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday morning, 8/26, from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

Elaine passed away Sunday afternoon ,8/22, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Memphis United Methodist Church in Memphis in care of Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St. , Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Survivors include her daughter: Diana (George) Koontz of Memphis; 3 grandchildren: Lori (Scott) Ruckman of Omaha, NE, Rob Scott of Kearney, NE, and Kevin (Jessica) Koontz of Eldon Iowa; 4 great-grandchildren: Kobe Scott, and Karleigh Scott of Kearney, NE, Joseph Koontz of Eldon Iowa, and Kamen McManus of Hastings, NE along with her faithful furry friend, Blaze.

Online condolences may be shared with the Smith family by logging onto Payne’s website at

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.