Vivian Eloise Smith

February 20, 1927 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 92)


Vivian Eloise (McBride) Smith, age 92, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Vivian was born on February 20, 1927 in Turley, OK. She received two Master’s
Degrees, her first from Ottawa University in Public School Administration, and her
second from Wichita State in Special Education. She was a beloved educator for
over 61 years.
Preceding Vivian in death were her parents Eunice Vera Potts McBride and Alva
Elza McBride, her brothers Alva McBride and Douglas McBride, her sister
Ellazine “Tootie” McAdoo and her son Brant Smith.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son Matthew Smith, and her daughter
Dale Bryan. Also surviving are her brother Lynn McBride, 9 grandchildren, 3
nieces and 2 nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 13 at 10:00 A.M. at the Chapel
Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita. Burial will be in the Walnut Valley
Cemetery in El Dorado.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Vivian’s name to the
Butler County Community College Scholarship Fund, or to the Ottawa University
Class of 1948 Scholarship Fund.
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January 13, 2020

10:00 AM to TBD
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
1550 N Chapel Hill St
Wichita, KS 67206


Walnut Valley Memorial Park

El Dorado, KS 67042


Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill, El Doardo KS 67042
Tel: 1-316-321-2222

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