LEXIE C. SMITH
Lexie Christine Smith, age 10, of Revere, MO, died unexpectedly on Saturday,September 10, 2011, in the emergency room of Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Lexie was born May 20, 2001, in Keokuk Area Hospital, a daughter of Michael E. and Sara Christine Lewis Smith.
She was a 5th grader at Blackhawk Elementary and was a member of the Blackhawk Singers.
Lexie is survived by her parents, Michael E. and Sara Lewis Smith, of Revere, MO; her sister, Avery of the home; grandparents: Michael and Sheila Eaves Smith and Alan and Beth Laffoon Lewis, all of Kahoka, MO; great-grandparents: Gerald and Nancy Eaves of Memphis, MO, Lula Laffoon of Wayland, MO, and Duane and Linda Lewis of Phoenix, AZ; aunts and uncles: Athena and Brandon Duncan of Kahoka, MO, Benjamin and Bambi Smith of Farmington, IA and J. R. and Nora Smith of Kahoka, MO, Brandon Lewis of Coralville, IA, Ryan Lewis of Kahoka, MO and Megan and Brandon Parsons of Keokuk, IA; as well as great aunts and uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Charles E. and Virginia H. Smith, Robert Laffoon, Sr. and Sara Mae Laymon Lewis.
Lexie was a faithful member of the Kahoka United Methodist Church. She insisted on going to Sunday School and Church each week and had perfect attendance. She also loved Bible School. She loved to dance and attended lessons at Top Hatters Dance Studio. She was also a member of the Junior Indian Cheerleaders and worked very hard to be a part of their competition. Lexie was a tomboy but also loved being a "girlie girl". She loved playing with her American Girl dolls, shopping, wearing makeup, listening to music and wearing "bling". She was a huge John Deere fan, "the life of the party" and could always bring a smile to your face. She had worried about the people in Joplin and had wanted to sell all of her toys and give her money to them. Lexie had an unselfish nature and was always more concerned about others than herself. Her daddy was her best buddy.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kahoka United Methodist Church with Pastor Barb Hagerla officiating.
Burial was in the Sand Cemetery at St. Francisville, MO.
Memorials were suggested to the family.