Linda Helen Plett, age 102, died Saturday April 16, 2016 at the Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal, Kansas.
Linda Boese Plett was born to Jacob H & Susie Abrahmans Boese on April 18 1913 in McPherson County East of Inman, Ks. In 1917 the family moved to a homestead east of Turpin, Oklahoma. She graduated from Pleasant Valley School.
Linda worked in Liberal as a childcare provider and housekeeper until she married George H Plett on October 6, 1933. They moved to a farm Northeast of Turpin. Two sons were born to this union, Leo and Vernon.
They worked hard at farming starting during the depression and dust bowl days. They were members of the Turpin Mennonite Church. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and sang in the Choir. She worked in Child Evangelism and served on several committees for many years. George and Linda took many tours, visiting every State in the United States and numerous foreign countries. After many happy years George passed away suddenly on January 31, 1986.
On May 28, 1994 she married Ralph C Smith. Linda gained a stepdaughter, Waneen. Ralph and Linda enjoyed years of traveling, getting to visit many church conferences and getting acquainted with their respective families. Ralph passed away July 4, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Son Leo of Turpin and Son Vernon of Vicksburg Mississippi. One daughter-in-law Donnetta, and one grandson Tommy. Sisters, Mildred Schultz and Mary Ann Becker; brother Henry Boese and two infant sisters.
She leaves behind- Mary Jane Plett, Naomi Plett, and Puri Plett. Step daughter, Waneen and Curtis Clark and family. Nine grandchildren, Eight great grandchildren and five great- great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 12:00 Noon – 8:00 pm Tuesday April 19, 2016 at Miller Mortuary with the family present to receive friends from 6:00pm -7:30pm.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 am Wednesday April 20, 2016 at the Turpin Mennonite Church with Pastors Terry Rediger and Jack Jacob officiating. Burial will follow at the Turpin Mennonite Cemetery.