Gloria Jean Smith

January 3, 2019

April 5, 1946 – Dec. 22, 2018

Gloria Jean Smith Pe­tersen, 72, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. She was born April 5, 1946 in Pratt to Anfred and Viv­ian (Adams) Smith.
Gloria grew up on the farm southeast of Havi­land, Kansas, graduating from Cullison High School. She worked hard all of her life in the food industry and caring for others as a CNA later in life.
After living in Mulvane and Derby, Kansas, she moved to Hendricks when her husband retired, add­ing many more friends to her life. She enjoyed hav­ing her family come to visit and explore the area. She moved back to Kansas in 2016, settling in Pratt, Kansas.
She is survived by daugh­ters, Lori (Roger) Rankin of Wichita and Becky Moore of Midwest City, Oklaho­ma; stepdaughter, Sandy Sells and her sister Deb­bie Jalil; grandchildren, David, Kenny, Ashley, Jes­sica and Cameron Rankin, Blake and Shelby Moore and Anisa Jalil; father, An­fred Smith; siblings, Janice (Don) Urban of Wichita, Kansas and Morris (Kay) Smith of Haviland, Kansas; sister-in-law, Linda Knott; brother-in-laws, Bill Pe­tersen and Leon Peters­en; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Petersen and mother, Viv­ian Smith.
Visitation will be Fri­day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, Kansas. A Celebration of Life will begin at 1 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary. Burial will be held at a later time at Sunset Cemetery, Culli­son, Kansas.
Memorials may be made to Pratt County EMS in care of Larrison Mortuary. Online condolences may be left at www.larrison­