Adrienne Smith 1976-2019

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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:34 pm

Adrienne Smith, 42, of Chicago, Ill. and a native of the Stark area, died Monday morning, July 8, 2019 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago after a courageous four year battle against sarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer.

She was born October 17, 1976 in Chanute, KS, the daughter of Patrick J. and Judy C. (Greve) Smith. She grew up in Stark, KS, attended Stark Grade School and graduated from Erie, KS High School in 1995. She attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1999. 

Following graduation she moved to Chicago to begin a career in corporate accounting and in 2000 became a C.P.A. (certified public accountant). She was employed at Waterton Associates for 16 years, most recently as Vice-President of Residential Accounting.

Adrienne made many friendships along the way that she cherished to the end. She was passionate about Notre Dame Athletics, especially football and men’s and women’s basketball, and she had limited tolerance for Michigan athletics. Adrienne loved traveling whether with friends or family and returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. just a few weeks ago.

She was a member of the Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chicago, the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association, the Illinois CPA society and AICPA. She was the top fundraiser for the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb.

Surviving are her parents, Pat and Judy (Greve) Smith, of Stark; sister Stephanie and brother-in-law Wade LaRue of Erie; nephew Trey and nieces Jenna and Makenzie also of Erie; numerous friends throughout the Chicago area and sprinkled across the United States.

The Funeral Mass will be at 10 am Saturday, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul, with Fr. Sam Pinkerton officiating.  Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery at Walnut. The rosary will be prayed at the church at 7 pm Friday and following the family will receive friends.

 Memorials are suggested to Northwestern University Sarcoma Research. They may be left at the visitation and service or sent to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home at Box 272, St. Paul, KS  66771. 

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