Obituary published October 21, 2013 in the Mexico Ledger
Funeral services for Mrs. Chaume E. Smoker, 80, of Louisiana, Mo. were held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 21, 2013 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, Mo. The Rev. John Bateman officiated. Burial was at the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana, Mo. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the funeral home. Mrs. Smoker passed away on Oct. 18, 2013 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo.
She was born on April 24, 1933 in Rochester, Ind. to Lester and Nettie Ray Crabbs. She married Wayne Smoker on April 24, 1951 in Indiana and he survives.
She is also survived by two daughters, Patricia Trower of Mexico, Mo., Susan Beauchamp and husband Larry of Annada, Mo.; two sons, Michael Smoker and Matthew Smoker, both of Louisiana, Mo.; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Charone Savage of Macy, Ind.; and two brothers, Larry Crabbs of Godfrey, Ill. and Jerry Crabbs of the state of Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Smoker was a teacher at Head Start, a substitute teacher in Louisiana, and she also gave piano lessons for many years. She loved teaching the children, loved her family and friends, and had a special love for Jesus Christ.
Pallbearers will be Tom Beauchamp, Ted Beau-champ, Tyler Beauchamp, Jason Henderson, Adam Henderson, and Aaron Henderson.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana Mo. 63353. On-line condolences may be sent at www.collierfuneral.com