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Marsha Rose (Klofkorn) Smith

December 16, 1950 - March 2, 2019

Marsha Rose (Klofkorn) Smith age 68, of Frisco, Texas, passed away on March 2, 2019.  She was born on December 16, 1950, to Marshall Jack and Betty Rose (Dice) Klofkorn in Blackwell, Oklahoma.  Marsha graduated from Joplin Senior High in 1968, she went on to marry Gilbert Alan Smith on January 25, 1969, in Joplin, Missouri.  After 43 years of marriage, Marsha was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Alan Smith.  She was also preceded in death by her father Marshall Jack Klofkorn.

Marsha went on to graduate from University of North Texas where she majored in mathematics and teaching.  Marsha then attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she graduated with a Masters in Accounting prior becoming a CPA.  Marsha retired from Atmos Energy in 2012 after 20 years of dedicated service.  Marsha lived as a type 1 diabetic for 38 years and was diagnosed with ALS in 2018.

Marsha is survived by her sons, Braden (Brady) Scott Smith and his wife, Kathryn of Frisco, Texas, Aaron Russel Smith and his wife, Kim of Scottsdale, Arizona; grandchildren, Bailey Kate Smith and Landen Blake Smith; mother, Betty Rose (Dice) Klofkorn of Joplin, Missouri; sister, Konnie Jan (Klofkorn) Lea and husband, Dennis of St. Louis, Missouri; nephews, Jason Lea and his wife, Carolyne, Justin Lea, and Mike Copeland; niece Whitney (Lea) Mitchell and her husband, David; sister-in-law, Donna (Smith) Copeland of Fayetteville, Arkansas, her uncle Gary Klofkorn of Oklahoma City; and seven great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at the Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church on March 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM, 6400 Stonebrook Pkwy Frisco TX 75034. Officiating Rev. Greg Methvin.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, JDRF or the ALS Foundation.

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I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Marsha's death. One of my best friends in high school we had a lot of fun hanging out at Reddings Mill, riding around town in her little blue Corvair convertible, going to visit her relatives in OK, sleepovers, and going off to college in Springfield where we were roommates until we both quit to get married. She was so smart and had a great laugh and heart. She isn't suffering any longer. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Garlanda Davis, March 13, 2019 I just heard of Marsha’s death. She was a regular participant in our neighborhood functions until her health deteriorated this year. We will miss her sweet smile and her inclusive attitude. Martha Gonzales, March 9, 2019