Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Lynn Smith, 68, of Leavenworth, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at her home. She was born April 11, 1951, in Eau Claire, Wis., the daughter of Col. (Ret.) Joseph Donald and Gayle Lorraine (Evenson) Hynes.

Jennifer Smith

Being a child in a military family allowed her the privilege of living in many different places including Panama and Germany. She enjoyed many friends from Armed Forces Insurance and MacArthur Elementary School at Ft. Leavenworth.

She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Va., and then went on to college at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. Jennifer returned to Leavenworth after the death of her mother to help her father with her three younger siblings. She then met the love of her life, Larry Marvin Smith of Leavenworth in 1977. They married in 1982 and spent 37 years together. He survives at the home.

Jennifer is also survived by two step-sons, Randy (Rene) Smith and Jeffrey (Angela) Smith of Lenexa, Kan.; a step-daughter, Michele (Wally) Wondrack of Lawrence, Kan; a brother, Jay Hynes of Leavenworth; three sisters, Kristine (Skeet) Mims and Susan (Bob) Manche both of St. Peters, Mo., and Lisa (Jaime) Luckett of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Jennifer was a member of the Leavenworth Country Club Women’s Golf Association where she received various awards over the years.

She enjoyed golfing, shopping, spending time at the lake, lots of jewelry and changing her hair color often. Jennifer also had a love for cats, reading and poetry.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A celebration of life will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.