Obituaries » James W. Smith
January 10, 1925 - June 22, 2016
Service Date: July 16, 2016
Funeral Home Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home
Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life at the Cedarbrook Estates clubhouse at 2806 N. Cottonwood, Iola, Kansas from 12:00 noon until 2:00p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016.
James Willis Smith, 91, formerly Moran, Kansas and most recently of Iola, Kansas, died at the Windsor Place Nursing Home in Iola Wednesday afternoon, June 22, 2016. He was born January 10, 1925 in Mound City, Kansas, the son of George Henry and Leota Irene (Willis) Smith. He married Helen Marie Ross May 29, 1948 in Syracuse, Kansas, and she preceded him in death September 3, 2012.
Jim was a barber and owned and operated Jim’s Barber Shop on the Square in Iola, Kansas from 1959 until 2006.
Survivors include his children, P.J. Smith of Leawood, KS, Jimmy Ross Smith of Iola, KS, and Alan L. Smith of Wichita, KS; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. In addition to his wife Helen, Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Mary Ann Smith, and an infant brother.
Per his wishes, Jim was cremated. Family and friends are invited to gather for a Celebration of Life at the Cedarbrook Estates clubhouse at 2806 N. Cottonwood, Iola, Kansas from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016.