Corena Smith

Obituary of Corena L. Smith

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Corena L. Smith, 85, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday evening, April 12, 2021 at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 13, 1936 in Joplin, Mo., the daughter of Byrl Akers and Dora Isabella (Rhine) Akers. She was employed with various companies in their bookkeeping departments. Corena was active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1894, Auxiliary and the Clinton Senior Center. She married Alvin E. “Al” Smith February 11, 2006 in Clinton, Mo., and he survives of the home. Additional survivors are one son, James Fitzgerald and wife Karen, Pelzer, South Carolina; one daughter, Diana Cartwright and husband Dana, Bellingham, Washington; two step-daughters, Julie McDaniel, Mission, Kansas and Diane Smith, Mission, Ks.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sheryl Fitzgerald; three brothers, Lonnie, Duane and Gary; and two sisters, Reva and LaVerna. Memorial services and interment will be scheduled for a later date at the Greenacres Memorial Park Cemetery in Ferndale, Washington. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Clinton Senior Center, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at
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