Jacob Smith

Jacob Brian Smith, 14, of Piqua died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following an 18 month battle with cancer.
He was born July 13, 1995, in Iola, the son of Robert Lee and Denise Marie (Karmann) Smith Jr. He grew up on the family farm west of Piqua. He was a freshman at Yates Center High School.
He enjoyed fishing with family and friends, riding his brother's four-wheeler, playing football and constructing models and building scale equipment. Jacob received the American Legion Citizenship Award in May 2009.
He is survived by his parents of rural Piqua; two sisters, Ashley Smith, Hartford, and Jessica Smith of the home; his grandparents, Cline and Delores Karmann, Yates Center, and Robert and Ilene Smith, Piqua; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
His brother, Joshua Leo, died April 28, 2009.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapels in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Yates Center High School gymnasium. Chaplain Lloyd W. Houk will officiate. Burial will be in Yates Center Cemetery.
Memorials to Jacob Brian Smith Memorial Fund may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left online at iolafuneral.com.