Sammie L. Smith, 53, of Frontenac, passed away Friday, January 23, 2009, at her home.

Sammie L. Smith, 53, of Frontenac, passed away Friday, January 23, 2009, at her home. She was born December 30, 1955, at Pittsburg, KS, the daughter of Samuel H. and Louise (Seal) Rinker.
Membership was held in the Opolis United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Melvin E. Smith of Pittsburg, KS, one daughter, Gina Baima and her husband Michael of Mound Valley, KS, two brothers, Robert Rinker of Pittsburg, KS, and James Rinker of Virginia, one sister, Nancy Coates of Bermuda Dunes, CA, and two grandsons, Cody and Evan Baima.  She is preceded in death by her parents.
Services for Mrs. Smith are set for 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 30, 2009, at the Brenner Mortuary.  Burial will follow in the Waters Cemetery, Jasper, MO.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials to be given to be used according to their wishes.  These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS  66762.  Online condolences may be left at www.brennermortuary.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg.