May 24, 2024

Teresa M. Smiley, 64 died Monday, May 23, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services in Wichita, Kansas. She was born August 26, 1951 in Garden City the daughter of Kendall & Nellie (Chavez) Smiley.
Teresa grew up with her family in Liberal, Kansas where she attended school. After graduating from Liberal High School, Teresa attended and graduated from Hutchinson Community College with a degree in nursing. She later earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. Teresa also earned a Master’s degree and later her Doctorate in Pediatric Nursing from Texas Women’s University. She worked as a pediatric nurse for several years. She then worked for the next 15 years as an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma. She retired in 2011. Teresa moved to Garden City in 2013. She was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a member of the Professional Nurses Association; and very active in Girl Scouts. Teresa enjoyed scrapbooking, making cards, puzzles, and taking her nieces and nephews to movies.
Survivors include her siblings Kenny & wife Leslie Smiley of Wichita, Ks., Susan & husband Daniel Barnhardt of Rapid City, S.D., Lyle Smiley of Garden City, Ks., Matt & Diana Smiley of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Paula & husband Roque Flores of Garden City, Ks.; and many beloved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 also at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Seiwert as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. There will be no calling hours. The family request memorials given to the American Diabetes Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.