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ROSALIA "SALLY" WEMPE SMITH of St. Joseph, MO died October 22, 2018 at the age of 98. A licensed funeral director, she worked alongside her late husband, Garth H. Smith, in owning and operating funeral homes in Seneca, Axtel and Marysville, KS as well as North Kansas City, MO. In 1956 they moved to St. Joseph and purchased the Heaton-Bowman Funeral Home and in 1962, they acquired H.O. Sidenfaden to form what is currently known as, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Sally served as chairman of the board for the funeral home as well as president of St. Joseph Crematory Company, St. Joseph Memorials, Inc and McNeil Grave Marker Company.