Funeral Services for Faye Smith, age 101, of Inman, will be 10:30 AM Friday, March 9. 2018, at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill. Pastor Randy Schmeichel will officiate. Burial will follow in the Inman Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-7 PM at Biglin’s Mortuary. Faye passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the O’Neill Care and Rehabilitation Center. Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.
Faye Alma Smith was born on December 7, 1916 on a farm near Osmond to Earnest and Ella (Fuelberth) Brunckhorst. In 1919, she and her family moved to a farm, northeast of Page. She went to a country school there. In the spring of 1931, they moved to a farm at Bedford, Iowa. In 1936, they moved to a farm south west of Inman. Later her folks moved to Inman, while she and her brother, John, run the ranch.
On August 19, 1955, Faye married Kenneth Smith. Faye gained four step children; Deritha Moore, Yvonne Teets, Beverly Cadwallader, and Bert Smith.
She Loved the outdoors and raised a big garden with lots of flowers. Many friends and family enjoyed the fruit of her work.
Faye is survived by three step children; Dee Moore of O’Neill, Yvonne Teets and husband Ray of Aurora, CO, Beverly Cadwallader of Grand Island, NE, 14 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 22 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha Colman of Inman, NE, and Jenny Mossman of Norfolk, NE, many nieces and nephews.
Faye was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth in 2001; her brother, John Brunckhorst; two sisters, Audrey Hanson, Barbara Brunckhorst, and step son, Bert Smith.