Tammy L. Smith, age 54, of Marceline died Monday, September 10, 2012 at her parents’ home in Marceline. She was born at Marceline, Missouri on March 14, 1958 to Dwayne and Betty (Terrell) Tarpening. She was married to Phillip Smith for 30 years.
Tammy was a graduate of the Marceline R5 High School and employed at the Marceline Housing Authority until retiring in March. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Marceline, Joy Riders Saddle Club for years, 4-H Horsemanship leader for 15 years, and coached fifth and sixth grade girls basketball teams for several years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family, riding horses and being outdoors.
She is survived by her parents, Dwayne and Betty Tarpening, Marceline; two daughters, Jessica and husband Mike Baker, Ashland; and Crystal and husband Eric Sears, Atlanta; two sisters, Debra Barnett and husband Steve, Rothville; and Shirley Holt and Roger Pope, Marceline; two brothers, Steven Tarpening and wife Julie; and Roy Tarpening and wife Iva, all of Marceline; five grandchildren, Alexus and Sierra, of Ashland; and Logan Brooklyn, and Hayden, of Atlanta; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday, September 14, 2012 at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline with Rev. Gail Brown and Rev Grady Todd officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home in Marceline. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Marceline. Pallbearers will be Adam Barnett, Derrick Holt, Alex Pope, Jared Tarpening, Jeremiah Tarpening, and Jake Tarpening. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Holt and Jameson SmithMemorials may be made to the Petska Cancer Fund and these may be left at or mailed to Delaney Funeral Home 1720 N. Missouri Ave., Marceline, MO 64658.