Smith, Phyllis Elaine Phyllis passed into eternal rest on Oct. 9, 2016, at Life Care Center in Wichita, KS. She was born Sept. 22, 1949, to Guy and Hallie (Childers) Lamb in Bird City, KS. She graduated from Bird City Rural High School in 1967. She went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Kansas in 1972. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents as well as her brother, Gary Lamb. Ronald Smith, her husband and father of Nicholas, also preceded her in death. Phyllis's remains, along with the remains of her parents, will be interred at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Bird City Cemetery. Rev. Stanley Palmer will officiate. Following the service, a memorial gathering and meal will take place at the Bird City Senior Center. She is survived by her daughters, Dana (Stanley) Palmer of Offerle, KS and Stephanie (Jason) Hargett of Shawnee, KS; son, Nicholas Smith of Wichita; brother, Stanley (M Sue) Lamb of Bird City, KS; 4 grandchildren; stepson, Sean Smith of Wichita. Larry Wilkinson, her first husband, is the father of Dana and Stephanie. The family requests that memorials be sent to Serenity Hospice Care, 9415 East Harry, Suite 306, Wichita, KS 67207.
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