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Obituary for Susan E Smart (Wolverton)

Susan E. Smart, 80, of Atchison, KS died on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the Atchison Medicalodge.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 16th, 2022, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at a later date. Memorials in memory of Susan may be given to Atchison Humane Society, Amberwell Hospice, or to St. Benedicts Grade School and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Condolences may be left online at

Susan was born on June 27, 1941, in Independence, MO the daughter of Eugene and Isabelle (Wolfe) Wolverton. Following graduation from the University of Kansas with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing she spent two years in Bolivia with the Peace Corp. Upon her return, Susan worked as a visiting nurse in Kansas City before becoming the Director of Home Health for St. John’s Hospital, Leavenworth and Providence Hospital, Kansas City.

She attended St. Benedicts Church and was a member of the KU Alumni Association and the KU Nurses Alumni Association. She enjoyed raising flowers, KU Basketball games, and volunteering at the Thrift Store. Susan especially enjoyed spending time with her family and her cat Izzi.

Susan was married to Kenneth Smart, and he survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons Kris (Mary) Beverly and granddaughter Keira, Tonganoxie, KS and Aaron Beverly, McCloud, CA, two stepdaughters Stacie (Kevin) Dougherty and grandchildren Makenzie & Mattie, Atchison, KS and Carri (Chad) Ball, and grandchildren Lindsey, Max, and Addison Wichita, KS. Her parents preceded her in death

Our thanks to the Atchison Medicalodge, and Amberwell Hospice for the care given during Susan’s final days. Special thanks to Kristy Callahan for the extra special care for Susan.