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Adeline Ruth Smith, age 84, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on April 18, 2018 at Kansas City Hospice House. Addie was born on August 29, 1933 in Barnes, Kansas to Otto Yungeberg and Agnes Petr Yungeberg, the second of five children and also the only girl among her four brothers. Adeline graduated from Barnes High School in 1951. She went on to pursue careers with TWA for 6 years and later with the Internal Revenue Service as a tax examiner for 25 years. She spent her adult life in Kansas City, calling it home for 68 years. Adeline was known for her independence, fiery spirit and amazing resilience in the face of multiple serious illnesses during the final years of life. She was involved with the A. Louis Ruhl Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, and in 1967 was instrumental in convincing the Kansas City Missouri School Board to approve funding for a badly-needed multi-purpose room/gymnasium. Adeline loved to take daily walks in Loose Park where she befriended many of the patrons there, particularly the four-legged ones. Anyone Addie came in contact with during the last years of her life was well aware of her fondness for KU Basketball and the television series, Blue Bloods. She even scheduled her medical treatment specifically so that she could watch the Blue Bloods marathon reruns every Thursday. Adeline is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Agnes; son, Craig O. Smith; brother, Floyd Yungeberg; and brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Joyce Yungeberg. She is survived by her son, Christopher R. Smith of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Patricia Smith of Brookfield, Missouri; granddaughter, Megan Croskell and husband Ben of Kansas City, Missouri; grandsons, Gavin Smith of Brookfield, Missouri, and Robert Smith of Chillicothe, Missouri; great granddaughter, McKenzie Smith; great grandsons, Grahm Croskell and Greyson Croskell; brothers, Delmar Yungeberg and wife Vivian, Harold Yungeberg and wife Elaine; nieces and nephews, Sandi, Brenda, and Scott Yungeberg, Timothy Yungeberg and Kurtis Yungeberg, and Noal Yungeberg, Gayla Danielson and Stephanie Swenson. Private services were held by the family. Entombment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
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