Lillie Davis Stith


Lillie Davis Stith, 94, formerly of Dodge City, passed away February 11,2017 in Salina. Lillie was born
March 15, 1922 to Orpha and Claude Davis, the seventh of nine children, on the family farm near Moscow.

She graduated from Moscow High School, Dodge City Junior College, and Emporia State University. 
She married Thomas Edwin (Ed) Stith on August 16, 1942. They shared 59 years together until Ed’s death on February 24, 2002. WWII and raising a family interrupted her teaching career, which she resumed in 1956, completing 31 years in USD 443.

Lillie and Ed were active members of First Baptist church of Dodge City. They enjoyed camping and
traveling during summer vacations and especially in their retirement. Lillie was a member of Delta
Kappa Gamma, Theta Chapter and Southwest Kansas Area Association of Retired School Personnel.

Lillie was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, parents, siblings Elizabeth Jones, Virgil Davis, Millie
Sandefur, Woodrow Davis, Wilson Davis, Harry Davis, Wilda Davis, and Weldon Davis.

She is survived by daughter Martha Suttle and husband Jerry of Salina KS; sons, Kenneth Stith and wife
Kay of Manhattan KS, and Charles Stith and wife Tana of Laramie, WY. Grandchildren, Jeff (Amy) Suttle,
Amy (Kenny) Thompson, Tim (Kristin) Suttle, Christy (Oliver) Salmans, Rebecca (Mark) Munson, Brian
(Stephanie) Stith, Matthew Stith, Andrew Stith, Ben (Cassandra) Stith, Amanda (Justin) Jeffers. GreatGrandchildren, Aaron Suttle, Evan Suttle, Sarah Thompson, Maggie (Mathew) Weir, Abby Thompson,
Nicholas Suttle, Lewis Suttle, Madison Salmans, Jacob Salmans, Elijah Salmans, Isaac Salmans, Harper
Munson, Finley Munson, Zachary Stith, Zoe Stith, and one Great, Great-Grandchild, Jackson Weir.

Celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Church on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Tim Suttle presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Visitation will be held at Swaim Funeral Home on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 12:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 7:00 PM . Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Dodge City or Dignity Care Home in Salina, Kansas in care of the funeral home.