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MNU Mourns Passing of Founding First Lady

Marge Smith, wife of founding president, Dr. R. Curtis Smith, passed away quietly on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the age of 96.  Surrounded by her family, she awakened in the presence of the Lord she loved and served. Marge Smith demonstrated true pioneer spirit and her daily walk was one of clear purpose and service to others.  She  stood in faith with her husband during the initial days of our university when living by faith was not merely an idea but a daily way of life.  Together they inspired the dream of a new college in Kansas and then by faith and determination they gave of themselves to bring that dream to life.

Marge possessed a quick humor and her eyes still sparkled when she spoke of her days on this campus.  She loved this university and she had many friends, but her greatest love was her children and extended family.  Her voice resonated with pride as she introduced her visitors to the family whose photos filled her home.  Marge Smith lived with passion and throughout her life she spoke words of encouragement to those around her. 

The University family extends its condolences to her two sons and their wives, Dr. Barth Smith and Kathy, Blake Smith and Kathleen, and the entire extended family. 

Thursday, March 19, 5 – 7pm
College Church of the Nazarene

Memorial Service
Friday, March 20, 11am
College Church of the Nazarene


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