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Mary Brady Smith

Mary (Brady) Smith, age 92 of Ozark, passed away to our Lord on September 16, 2020 at 11:52 P.M. Mary was born on May 30, 1928 in Cole Camp, Missouri, the daughter of Dr. Charles and Elva (Geary) Brady. Mary attended elementary school in Chillicothe and Sedalia, Missouri. She graduated Sedalia Smith-Cotton High School in 1946. Mary attended Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri for one year. Mary then finished her degree at Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, Missouri. She was a Physical Education teacher in Monett and St. Joseph, Missouri before marrying Robert Smith on November 26, 1953 at her parents' home in Sedalia. The couple lived on a farm in Hughesville, Missouri while Mary taught school at Sedalia, and Robert milked cows and farmed. They moved to Ozark in 1967 and formed Elk Valley Estates subdivision and cattle ranch until Robert's death in 2005. Mary taught school in the Sparta and Ozark school systems until her retirement after 30 years of service to students. Mary moved to 4th Avenue in Ozark. She lived there from 2005-2016. Mary has been a resident of Riverview Manor since then. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Margaret (Brady) Belt. Mary is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles Brady, Jr., of Phoenix, Arizona; her children, Gayle Smith of Austin, Texas and Scott Smith and wife Cathy of Bland, Missouri; four grandchildren, Natalie Rhodes of Austin, Texas, Jill Smith of Kansas City Missouri, Jeff Smith of San Jose, California and Jessica (Smith) Savoie and husband Rob of Solon, Ohio; and three great grandchildren, Juliette, Henry and Anna Savoie of Solon, Ohio. Mary loved traveling, exercising and reading. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark, Missouri. Mary had many friends and acquaintances in the Ozark area. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark, with Dr. Phillip Burden officiating, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial donations may be made in Mary's name to the Christian County Library.

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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

I knew Mrs. Mary as a patron of the Christian County Library in Ozark, MO. She was very sweet and I always enjoyed our interactions! Blessings to her family! :-) Lisa Morey

Lisa Morey Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

Scott I know this has to be hard for you and your family. Mary always was had that spunk that I'll never forget. Prayers and hugs buddy.

Sid Jordan Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

Many people were touched or affected by my grandmother, and I was very lucky to be her grandson. My grandmother was an incredibly loyal person. She cared deeply for her friends, family, community, and those that were a part of her life. She was always honest about how she felt, thought, and lived true to her ideals. I was always marveled by her strength. She always seemed able to see the positive side of life and situations that other deem dire. She believed in fitness, health, education, and growth. I would watch the television show House, because I knew it was her favorite show and we'd talk about it every time I called. I got her all the series DVDS one Christmas and that was a prized gift. She even kept a House calendar I got her for Christmas well after the year it was used for. The show was silly, but I know she wanted to use it as an opportunity to connect more. It's hard to sum up feelings about someone that meant so much and lived such a long and amazing life. I am proud to be Mary's grandson, I'm proud to have known her, and I love and miss her. Be at peace Mimi. Thank you for everything.

Jeffrey Ross Smith Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM

Many people were touched or effected by my grandmother, and I was very lucky to be her grandson. My grandmother was an incredibly loyal person. She cared deeply for her friends, family, community, and those that were a part of her life. She was always honest about how she felt, thought, and lived true to her ideals. I was always marveled by her strength. She always seemed able to see the positive side of life and situations that other deem dire. She believed in fitness, health, education, and growth. I would watch the television show House, because I knew it was her favorite show and we'd talk about it every time I called. I got her all the series DVDS one Christmas and that was a prized gift. She even kept a House calendar I got her for Christmas well after the year it was used for. The show was silly, but I know she wanted to use it as an opportunity to connect more. It's hard to sum up feelings about someone that meant so much and lived such a long and amazing life. I am proud to be Mary's grandson, I'm proud to have known her, and I love and miss her. Be at peace Mimi. Thank you for everything.

Jeffrey Ross Smith Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM

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Jeffrey Ross Smith Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM

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Jeffrey Ross Smith Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Susan Wilson Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

Mary was my 5th grade teacher at ozark and she always remembered me through the years I would see her at the store or around town and I also had the privilege of taking care of her at orm she was a great teacher and a beautiful lady she will be missed

Terri Applegate Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Allow God to comfort you during this time. - Chiquita Hendrick

Chiquita Hendrick Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

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