In Memory of

Irintha Smith

December 25, 1943 - December 26, 2023


Irintha Carol Smith, 80 years old passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at the home of her daughter Stacey Smith.

Irintha Carol Smith born on December 25, 1943, in Topeka, KS, to the late Jo Willa and Nathaniel Hutton Sr.  Carol was the youngest of five siblings, two preceded her in death. Carol was member of Lane Chapel CME Church in Topeka, KS.  She attended Topeka Public School including the Historical Monroe School and graduated from Topeka High School in 1961.

Carol retired from Santa Fe Railroad.  Carol loved camping, playing the lottery, and being the life of the party. She enjoyed cooking and cooking for everyone.  One of her proudest life events was attending Monroe School, one of the four segregated schools in Topeka This was the location of Brown vs. Board of Education. Her 1949 Kindergarten picture can be found in history books. For reference is she is seating on the bottom row second one from the right.

She is survived by her children, Stacey Smith (Greenwood, MO), Shawn Woods (Topeka, KS), and Reginal Woods (Topeka, KS), grandchildren Rafeal and Alex Woods, sister Joann Hutton (Topeka, KS), brother Nathaniel “Buz” Hutton Jr (Los Angeles, CA) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In death she is preceded but her parents, sisters Willa Mae Johnson, Betty Franklin and the Love of Her Life Vernon Wright.

A Celebration of Her Life will take place in the Spring.


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Mom had the best laugh in the world! Quick to put in her “2 cents worth,” but say it’s not advice!❤️❤️ She was a real treasure and her reunion with her loved ones before her, will be wonderful! Much love to everyone who know this fabulous lady!


I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am here for you!

Her smile was contagious.
Her energy was outrageous.
Her fiery spirit was red birdest with high aspirations of motivation.
Carol will be missed but not forgotten.
May her gifts become our Blessings in 2024.

Praying for the family and love 💘 🙏 ❤ 💙 RIP Coral you will be miss Mary Pearison [mom]

Stacy Sending Condolences to you Carol Was A good friend We Know She is In A Better place If I can do Anything Please let me know Praying for your family

We love you. I know you know but your mom was a special light in this world. We will miss her.
Love always,

So sorry for your loss. Momma was a special lady. Feel privileged to have known her. Loved the way she lit up when we’d bring her fresh veggies from the garden. Always a pleasure to share a chat with her. Will truly be missed.

Prayers of comfort to you and the family.

Stacey I have no words that could express how sorry I am for your loss. I loved Ms. Carol so very much, and my heart hurts for you all. She was one of a kind. We had so many great times working together, and the endless phone conversations. She always said we were like Ebony and Ivory. I will never forget her and hearing her call me Homie. Please let me know when arrangements are made. If there is anything I can do don’t hesitate to reach out. Call anytime 785-224-5516. 🙏🩷🙏🩷

Dear Stacey,
Thank you for sharing your mom with me.
Such a beautiful spirit..and so much fun to be around. I loved her smile, her energy, her tenacious
Spirit. She will forever be in our hearts.
Sending hugs to you and the family.
Your big sister!
Brenda Ridgnal

Carol will be missed. She was a”hoot” or in other words was always the life of the party. She brought laughter when ever you had contact with her. Let us know if there is something we can do.


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063