Agnes Irene Smelser

Published 10:06 pm Friday, May 3, 2013

Agnes Irene Smelser, 81, a kind and loving wife, mother and sister, went to be with the Lord May 3, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Bithea and Grover Worrell. She was predeceased by her husband, Everett F. Smelser, two brothers and a sister.

Irene loved the outdoors, to travel and especially the holidays. She was an active member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church in Driver.

She is survived by her son Mark Smelser and fiancé Karen Kecher, of Chesapeake; sister, Louise Boone and husband, Howard, of Suffolk.


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The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk VA 23434. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Grubb Funeral Home, 215 S. Sixth St, Wytheville, VA 23482, with burial at Galilee Christian Church Cemetery. A visitation will also be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Grubb Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered at